Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat A , NH
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 29, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was well plowed out 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The one down-to-one-log on each crossing is interesting in snowshoes. Of course, we all stare at each one in the group adding pressure, and more excitement, when someone decided to go in the drink on a collapsing pile of snow. "I GOT IT ON FILM!" he bellowed. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Carried my bigboy, didn't need it 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A FINE day in Douglas' Exception and Bean's Purchase. SNOWSHOES ARE YOUR FRIEND - WEAR THEM. The snow that fell on five days ago has all but disappeared, resembling my current dating life. Trail conditions on 19MB are back to those of what one could expect a typical spring like adventure would be. We where able to spike to about 3000ft on the way in due to an early start and cold temps, but then donned snowshoes, which stayed on until our arrival back at our sweet sweet combustion engine vehicle. The trail is largely snow covered, with the exception of the spots which it comes immediately adjacent to the river. There are some larger open sections. There is no lovelier sound than rocks when walking over them with snowshoes on. There are many post holes that begin to appear on the final ascent of to the height of land of Carter Notch which offered some ankle/tendon workout that was not appreciated. As anticipated, no one else had gone up Wildcat Ridge Trail. We did however find much nicer conditions and an astonishing amount of melting had occurred over the week. We covered on Sunday what took us in 90 minutes in less than fifteen. We picked up where we left off trail breaking, which we knew would be happening. It was not as difficult as Sunday but still challenging. Upon reaching the sharp switchback, a lone hiker appeared as if he was a mirage - but he was a real live human. He had rough broke over from D solo and said it was "terrible." He was just happy to have the trail found for him. (His tracks are the only one coming from D and might get scoured up in the high wind event currently happening) He was heading up Carter Dome from the hut side, god speed. This downhill breaker made our lives so much easier and we where able to make it up to the summit of A with far less effort. Our tracks deviate slightly from the actual route in spots, mainly trying to use terrain as advantage. Snowshoes are a must for the forseeable future. Congrats to Lil Squirt on March and #569....  
Name: The Teal Goat, Lil Squirt, Pretzel, CaptChris 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-03-29 
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