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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Wildcat A, Wildcat B, Wildcat C, Wildcat D, NH
Trails
Trails: Nineteen Mile Brook Trail, Wildcat Ridge Trail, Polecat ski trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, January 11, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Left a car at ski area, loads of space( enough to do some big donuts at the end of the day) and only about 5 others at the plowed nineteen mile brook trail at 9:30 am when we started the hike. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing of note 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Tom used the saw on Wildcat ridge on the way up to A to remove a couple trees across the trail, along the ridge he removed a bunch of the eye poking spears from larger blowdowns. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn’t see any 
Bugs
Bugs: Nope :) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing 
 
Comments
Comments: Nice winter conditions day to traverse the Cats from Nineteen Mile Brook to the Wildcat ski area. We used spikes until the junction with WRT. We switched to the snowshoes then, the heel lifts made it easier in my opinion. The trail would’ve been doable without the shoes as long as you had sharp traction. We all had Tubbs VRT with kick ass teeth, I thought them very helpful. There is a fair amount of ice under the snow in some sections. Still some exposed rocks, so the snowshoeing isn’t perfect but I think we improved on the trail being 4 of us using them. We started descent down ski area around 3 and it looked like they were closing for the day. A ski patrol person skied down past us and didn’t say anything and same with the lift operators up top. I heard rumors of it being closed to hikers but it didn’t seem so on this day. Overall, great conditions for this traverse, go get it.  
Name
Name: Bradygirl1  
E-Mail
E-Mail: Sperry66@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-12 
Link
Link: http:// 
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