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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, NH
Trails
Trails: Polecat ski trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 12, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Ridge trail was in fine shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Hikers should note the ski area expects a $10 tithe for use of their mountain. This does not entitle use of the chair lift. However, Ski Patrollers are enthusiastic and very friendly, and will help you find the appropriate trail to hike up. (Unless otherwise advised, use Polecat, and stay to the outside as much as possible.) Skiers were also found to be quite friendly, and very curious about others hiking up what they were skiing down.

On the ridge, the way going was entirely broken out very nicely, with only minor sections of ice here and there. (Huge shout out to whomever did this!) Someone had taken the opportunity to glissade down the longer steep bits, but this made no appreciable difference to the snow -- no glazing, etc was noted. Snowshoes will make for quick and easy passage of the route.  
Name
Name: Protean Wanderer 
E-Mail
E-Mail: c1@magicdragonfly.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-12 
Link
Link: http://www.proteanwanderer.com/2018/03/13/trip-report-wildcat-d-a/ 
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