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: Sunday, February 18, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues. Quiet day at the ski area today so no issues putting a couple cars there. 19 Mile Brook is well plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few duck-unders, and a couple of particularly tricky ones on the steep section between A Peak and Carter Notch 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one. He, and the winter trail runners with him, were flying!  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Basically perfect trail conditions for the Wildcats! We wore snowshoes from the 19 Mile Brook trailhead all the way to the top of the ski lift, where we switched to spikes for the hard-packed descent of Polecat. From the trailhead to the junction with the Carter Dome Trail, spikes are very arguably more appropriate than snowshoes. By about 3,000’, the snow became sufficiently loose that snowshoes were better. The entire Wildcat Ridge Trail, including the steep section, was perfect for snowshoes. It was well broken out and not drifted, but still soft enough that snowshoes were really pleasant. Polecat was, well, typical northeast ski area: hard. Icy. Fine for spikes, but a bit scratchy most of the way down for snowshoes. Definitely recommend getting the Wildcats before that steep section turns icy. It was great today!  
Name: Go Blue 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-02-18 
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