Ascent of Wildcat Mountain on 2013-10-12

Climber: Eric Ryherd

Others in Party:Greg L and Greg K
Date:Saturday, October 12, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wildcat Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4422 ft / 1347 m

Ascent Trip Report

We were hoping for a perfect weather day with lots of fall colors. Not to be this time...

Got to Pinkham notch at 10 and parked in the overflow lot. Lots of people up for colombus day weekend. Fall colors in the notch are past-peak. Still some yellows and the oaks of course still holding onto their brown leaves. Pretty - but not spectacular. We were hoping the low clouds and fog would burn off. Turns out we hiked above them once we got to D.

We started at 10:15am. Summited D about 1 and had a quick lunch and moved on toward A. Plenty of company along the way. Since this trail is part of the AT it is well maintained and easy to follow. The trail starts off pretty steep until you get up on the ridge then its more up and down heading up to the alphabet of minor peaks.

Summit of A has a small overlook with a nice view and was above the clouds with a blue sky above. Very nice. Hike down was not a problem and we kept up a good pace. Arrived back at Pinkham notch at 6pm just as it was getting dark under the clouds.

We initially tried to drive home via N Conway but came to a complete standstill on Rt16 miles from town. Turned around and went the long way via 302 over to Lincoln.
Summary Total Data
    Trailhead:Pinkham Notch  
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 45 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: WildCat

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Wildcat E2013-10-12
2Wildcat D2013-10-12
4Wildcat B2013-10-12
5Wildcat Mountain2013-10-12
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Ryherd
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