Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, NH
Trails: Ski trails, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, NH 16
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, February 15, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Two large-ish ones on 19 Mile Brook above Zeta Pass. One is solidly bridged, the other is easily traversed on a fallen log.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few leaners on Wildcat Ridge that have had some branches removed. Easy to duck under. One large blowdown between Wildcat B and A that can’t be ducked under or climbed over. There’s an established herd path around it.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Snowshoes mandatory on the Wildcat Ski slopes. If doing uphill travel, you must be off the ski slopes by 8:30 on weekdays (8:00 on weekends). Snowshoes were definitely needed along Wildcat Ridge Trail all the way down to the junction with Nineteen Mile Brook. Wildcat Ridge had quite a few postholes, but it was the heavy snow drifts that really drove the decision to keep the snowshoes on. It was a windy day and the drifts were throughout the entire trail. The top section of Nineteen Mile also had some drifting. We swapped out to spikes at the Zeta Pass junction as Nineteen Mile was very well packed from there to the trailhead.  
Name: WanderingSoules 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-02-15 
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