Ascent of Wildcat D on 2011-09-11

Climber: Scott Davidson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, September 11, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wildcat D
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4062 ft / 1238 m

Ascent Trip Report

Made it to the top in time to see the Manchester NH Boy Scout Troop flying our Flag for the Flags on 48 9-11 memorial. Could see a giant flag all the way on Mt. Adams with the naked eye!! Great Job!
Wildcat Ridge Trail from Glen Ellis is very steep most of the way, with lots of scrambles and even a couple slightly scary ledges. Great trail, but I'm glad I went down the ski slopes rather than abuse the knees trying to return same route. This involved a 1.7 mile road walk, but I opted to parallel and take Lost Pond Trail. The water crossing at Wildcat Ridge trailhead was flowing strong enough to give you pause and choose your route carefully. No Bugs, even on the ski slopes!!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:86 ft / 26 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2086 ft / 635 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.4 mi / 8.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:86 ft / 26 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:Wildcat Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:Gondola  3976 ft / 1211 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2086 ft / 635 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Route:Polecat Trail, Road-Walk
    End Trailhead:Glen Ellis Falls Parking Area  1976 ft / 602 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Wildcat E and D

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Wildcat E2011-09-112322 ft / 708 m
2Wildcat D2011-09-1186 ft / 26 m
Total Trip Gain: 2408 ft / 734 m    Total Trip Loss: 2406 ft / 734 m

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