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Wildcat D, Wildcat C, Wildcat B, Wildcat A
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.
Looking down one of the ski trails on the way to Wildcat D
Looking down one of the ski trails on the way to Wildcat D

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

Trails were wet and muddy in places from yesterday's rain but mild temperatures got rid of any snow or ice. Did the short bushwhack to avoid reclimbing D on the way back, as well as another experimental bushwhack toward the Thompson Brook Trail drainage (bad footing caused us to cancel going all the way into it).

Nicer weather than expected with good views of the Presidentials in the morning.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Wildcat D
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Wildcat C
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Wildcat B
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Moderate
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Wildcat A
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Moderate


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, November 2, 2013
Parking Elevation: 1,960'
Destination: Wildcat D
Time Elapsed: 01:26
Trailhead Elevation: 1,950'
Summit Elevation: 4,062'
Vertical Gain: 2,112'
Destination: Wildcat C
Time Elapsed: 00:54
Trailhead Elevation: 4,070'
Summit Elevation: 4,285'
Vertical Gain: 585'
Destination: Wildcat B
Time Elapsed: 00:20
Trailhead Elevation: 4,285'
Summit Elevation: 4,305'
Vertical Gain: 195'
Destination: Wildcat A
Time Elapsed: 00:12
Trailhead Elevation: 4,305'
Summit Elevation: 4,422'
Vertical Gain: 182'
Time Elapsed: 07:02
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,559'


The bottom of the ski area
The bottom of the ski area

Looking southwest from near the summit of Wildcat D - Click to enlarge
Looking southwest from near the summit of Wildcat D

Wildcat Ridge Trail to Wildcat C
Wildcat Ridge Trail to Wildcat C

Mt. Washington as seen below the summit of Wildcat C - Click to enlarge
Mt. Washington as seen below the summit of Wildcat C

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

Wildcat A as seen from near the summit of Wildcat B - Click to enlarge
Wildcat A as seen from near the summit of Wildcat B

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

The Carters as seen from the Wildcat A vista - Click to enlarge
The Carters as seen from the Wildcat A vista

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 16 North from Jackson to the Wildcat Ski Area entrance. The Polecat ski trail is located next to the summit quad/gondola base terminal.

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