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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
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues. Used Wildcat Ski lot and 19MB 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All the crossings on 19MB are bridged so no issues. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdown or two on the ridge between C and D. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: My misfit plus two well-behaved others. 
Bugs
Bugs: n/a 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: n/a 
 
Comments
Comments: I will only address from 19MB trail head to Wildcat A since WanderingSoules’ report covers the rest. :-). (We were the two women in crampons!)

19MB was bare-bootable for about 2.5 miles. We used beater spikes from there until the WRT junction due to increasing ice and snow. We put full crampons on at the WRT junction and wore them all the way to D peak and we were glad we had them! There is a lot of ice, thick ice flows, and snow-coated ice on that 0.7 mile section from the junction of 19MB and WRT up to A peak - especially on the sketchy spots like the side-slopes and scrambles. Snowshoes were not necessary because any snow was packed and we never post-holed.

Yes, you could probably do it in sharp spikes but I prefer not to mess around or to have to think about or work too hard for traction.  
Name
Name: thegingerhiker 
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-30 
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