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: Monday, April 1, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Wildcat Ski area and enough room for a few more cars at Nineteen Mile Brook Tr. This parking lot can hold a dozen or so cars. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All doable. The snow bridges are gone except for the last one on Nineteen Mile Brook Tr 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is is great condition a few blow downs all easily passed one way or the other. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: We had the gentle, sweet Amber in our group and we saw one human with a group of five or six pups about 1.6 miles into Nineteen Mile Brook Trail. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: We started out at Nineteen Mike Brook in bare boots but it was after 10am so the top of the snow was soft and most of our group switched to spikes. The trail was mostly covered in hard pack snow with a soft snow topping until you got to the Wildcat Ridge Tr junction where most of our group of eleven women switched to snowshoes for the very steep climb to Wildcat A and viewpoint. Who doesn’t love televators? The climb was getting soft but there was plenty of it. We had beautiful views of the Carter Range and beyond into Maine at the viewpoint. Most of us kept our shoes on as we traversed the ridge. The snow was deep, and it was immediately apparent that very few people had crossed before us. Even with shoes some of us had postholed to our hips. The steep descent from C to D was in the sun most of the day and it was slippery spring snow getting down to the col where we again found ourselves climbing the steep ascent to Wildcat D! It was an absolutely gorgeous day with mild temps and almost no wind. We all admired the majestic Presidential Range at all the viewpoints and watching the sun set behind Mt. Washington!  
Name: LMaclean 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-04-03 
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