Ascent of Wildcat Mountain on 2013-10-12
|Others in Party:||Greg L and Greg K|
|Date:||Saturday, October 12, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4422 ft / 1347 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe 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|
| Time Up:||4 Hours |
| Time Down:||3 Hours 45 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: WildCat|
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