Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wildcat D. January 15, 2017

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Ski Trails, about 6 miles roundtrip with around 2000 feet of elevation gain.

Midterms and karate practice (we have an international competition coming up) ate most of our time last week -- as a consequence, Sunday's hike had to be short and quick.  We chose Wildcat D via the ski trails.  It's a nice, fast hike -- you buy a hiker's pass when the ticket counter opens at 8:30 and stay all the way to the left hiking up (and to the right hiking down).  We were up and down in three hours.

Here are the photos of our hike.  There is usually a nice view at the summit, but the morning was cloudy and we couldn't see the Presidentials.

(Mom took this photo)
I'll be back next week with a (more verbose) trip report of our next hike (midterms will be over).

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