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Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, Wildcat D
Pinkham's Grant, NH, Bean's Grant, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Nearly bare ground on ski trails that haven't seen snowmaking yet
Nearly bare ground on ski trails that haven't seen snowmaking yet

Route: Ski trails, bushwhack, Wildcat Ridge Trail, (Wildcat C), Wildcat Ridge Trail, (Wildcat B), Wildcat Ridge Trail, (Wildcat A), Wildcat Ridge Trail, (Wildcat B), Wildcat Ridge Trail, (Wildcat C), Wildcat Ridge Trail, (Wildcat D), Wildcat Ridge Trail, ski trails

Christmas afternoon hike. Biting winds up high. Not enough snow for snowshoes on the ridge.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Wildcat C
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal (due to weather)
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Wildcat B
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Minimal (due to weather)
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Wildcat A
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Minimal (due to weather)
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Wildcat D
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Minimal (due to weather)
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, December 25, 2011
Parking Elevation: 1,960'
Destination: Wildcat C
Time Elapsed: 01:54
Trailhead Elevation: 1,950'
Summit Elevation: 4,285'
Vertical Gain: 2,515'
Destination: Wildcat B
Time Elapsed: 00:15
Trailhead Elevation: 4,285'
Summit Elevation: 4,305'
Vertical Gain: 195'
Destination: Wildcat A
Time Elapsed: 00:10
Trailhead Elevation: 4,305'
Summit Elevation: 4,422'
Vertical Gain: 182'
Destination: Wildcat D
Time Elapsed: 01:03
Trailhead Elevation: 4,422'
Summit Elevation: 4,062'
Vertical Gain: 609'
Hike Time Elapsed: 04:03
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,511'


The end (beginning) of Polecat next to the summit quad chairlift
The end (beginning) of Polecat next to the summit quad chairlift

Cloud as seen from Wildcat C - Click to enlarge
Cloud as seen from Wildcat C

Wildcat Ridge Trail to Wildcat B
Wildcat Ridge Trail to Wildcat B

Cloud as seen from Wildcat B - Click to enlarge
Cloud as seen from Wildcat B

Wildcat Ridge Trail to Wildcat A
Wildcat Ridge Trail to Wildcat A

Cloud as seen from Wildcat A - Click to enlarge
Cloud as seen from Wildcat A

Wildcat Ridge Trail to Wildcat D
Wildcat Ridge Trail to Wildcat D

Cloud as seen from the Wildcat D observation deck - Click to enlarge
Cloud as seen from the Wildcat D observation deck

Topographic map of Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A, Wildcat D - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 16 North from Jackson to the Wildcat Ski Area main entrance.

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