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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat E, Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, NH
Trails
Trails: Ski trails, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Route 16
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: A handful of cars in the lot, beat the crowd. Pretty full on return. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: about 50% of snow bridges on 19 MBT are collapsed 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: some leaners and walk arounds on WRT, a few up high on 19 MBT 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw none, a few dog paw prints on ski trails. 
Bugs
Bugs: Saw 1 web going heading down to the notch, easily avoided. Fixed some hugging bug in my bones. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found bottom 2 sections of looks to be very new hiking pole, brought home. Email with color, where lost, and contact information, will reach out to get it back to you. 
 
Comments
Comments: Spikes up ski trail on mostly groomed ski trail, un-groomed trails not packed in spots. Some bare spots, not long for end of skiing season? Snowshoes from Wildcat Tower to beyond Carter Dome/19 MBT Jct where there was a 30 ft stretch of running water over gravel. Spikes to trailhead from there, trail was firm to Rte 16. One post-hole bare booter on WRT from tower for about 1/2 mile. Broke trail in a few inches of windblown crusty snow on WRT from end of postholes down to Notch, a nice enjoyable treat for getting to be the end of winter hiking conditions. A raw, moist, overcast adventure, not much of a view, one brief glimpse of elevation from about 1/2 down A to Carter Notch. Beat the forecasted rain, sleet, and snow back to car. Good to get out for some WMNF solitude, running water dropping over snow capped boulders and cascades next to 19 MBT soothes the soul. Turned 4s to 5s. Be well.  
Name
Name: mark 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kirouacm@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-16 
Link
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