Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 28, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 19 Mile Brook is wet and muddy with very intermittent and avoidable monorail until 2900'. That's when I put on trail crampons and kept them on all day. The Wildcat Ridge Trail up to the A peak is very slippery and slushy. There isn't a well defined monorail or trail. I had to kick steps, particularly on the sidehill sections that cross the avalanche zones, because the snow is still very deep. This would be a really bad place/time to have an uncontrolled slide but the potential is certainly there. Once you get up on the ridge, there is also no well defined monorail and it's still wet slushy snow. The Ski slopes are pretty gross right now, more wet slushy snow all the way down to 2200'. I'm glad I climbed the A peak first even though that's probably the harder direction to take (normally) in winter conditions. Snowshoes went for the ride. I hitched from Wildcat back to 19 mile brook and got picked up by the 6th car.  
Name: Philip Werner 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-28 
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