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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, Wildcat E, NH
Trails
Trails: Ski trails, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Lost Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 31, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking is a bad joke right now because of the closure of the Culter Drainage area the lots at Pinkham and the Wildcat Ski area have been blocked off. We parked off of edge of pavement near the ski area.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hop-able and that nice new bridge at Pinkham for the AT Lost Pond Trail was a nice surprise but of us recalled the old bog bridges.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Surprised at the number of blow downs between D and A, guess no one carries a saw and I confess I left mine behind by accident this trip. Must be at least a 6 that could be easily removed. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: why not 
Bugs
Bugs: too cold and windy for them today 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We headed up the ski trails and the road on Polecat was mostly dry but off it ground was soggy, only a few little snow patches can be found nearing the summit. Weather was mostly cloudy with the sun popping out now and then and clouds hung out just low enough to block the top of Washington and it higher friends. Little to no snow in the woods but the rotting mono rail came and went with more snow in the cols as you would expect. Snow melting fast and wet trail, glad to have gaiters on keeping my trail runners mostly dry but glad to have a good warm pair of wool socks on my feet. From D we went out to A and then back again. We passed by six of seven people, just one couple sitting at the A lookout. Back at the top of the ski area we decided to take the Ridge Trail back down and over E we went and we took our time enjoying the outlooks, visited the spring and we enjoyed some good sunshine and the wind seemed to pick up too. Nice views to the south. We walked all the way down to the river and then back up and to take the Lost Pond Trail back. Totally weird to see Pinkham Notch Visitor Center closed and empty. We walked into a strong headwind a mile back to our cars. Good day and fun to extend our plans so Danielle hit the 70% redline mark.  
Name
Name: Nordic_Gal, Danielle  
E-Mail
E-Mail: amybike@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-01 
Link
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