Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, Wildcat E, NH
Trails: Bog Brook Trail, Wildcat River Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Wildcat Valley X-C ski trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 28, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings were low 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The Wildcat River Trail has many more bog bridges than last time I was there. THANK YOU to those who worked on that project! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Long sections of this loop go without any water crossings. It would be a good idea to carry extra for the pup. 
Bugs: Virtually none.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Quite a dichotomy today on the trail. From the Bog Brook trailhead to the Carter Notch Hut, we didn't see a soul. From the Hut to Wildcat D, it was a constant stream of hut visitors, day hikers, backpackers and thru-hikers. Dozens. Then, once we got onto the ski trail, we were alone again all the way to the car. At one point during the day, we joked that there were probably 25 cars at the 19MB trailhead, and there were two cars at Bog Brook. It was SUCH a lovely approach! Highlights of the day included the Ramparts, a fledgling Red-breasted Nuthatch, a turkey at 2000ft and lots and lots of rain. Chest-high raspberry bushes in the birch glades on the ski trail could become bear magnets once the berries ripen over the next few weeks. No issue for us today.  
Name: Tim&Val 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-07-28 
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