Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat A, NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 12, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: a handful of cars in the lot  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged or rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Astrid enjoyed waiting for me a lot 
Bugs: nothing biting. More of them towards the trailhead. A nice breeze kept them away for the remainder of the hike. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: It's pretty bare up until 3000ft, when you start seeing signs of snow. I put my spikes on a tenth of a mile below the Jct to Wildcat Ridge Trail. The .7 climb was a mess. I read a previous report saying only spikes were needed, so that's what I brought. Truth be told, I wish I had brought my snowshoes. Can you do it in spikes? Of course - it takes longer and you will post hole a lot - there's still a pretty deep snow base above 3200 ft. Coming down was much easier as I wanted my heels to sink in a bit on the steeper parts of the descent. Once I got back to 19 mile I flew back to the car. A beautiful afternoon hike on a Friday. Some intel for those of you looking to head up to Carter Dome via Carter-Moriah trail. I met a guy coming from the direction of the hut who had to turn around on his CD attempt saying he needed snowshoes and was post holing really bad.  
Name: BubblesTheHiker 
E-Mail: kdoer @ yahoo . com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-12 
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