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Wildcat Mountain, Jackson

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Wildcat Mountain is a mountain located in Coos County, northern New Hampshire, United States. The mountain is part of the Carter-Moriah Range of the White Mountains, on the east side of Pinkham Notch. Wildcat Mountain faces Carter Dome across Carter Notch to the northeast, and Mount Washington across Pinkham Notch to the west.
Wildcat Mountain has five summits — A, B, C, D, and E — along Wildcat Ridge, which curves two miles (3 km) to the south and west. Both A, at, and D, at, are considered "four-thousand footers". B, with an elevation of, and C, at, lack the topographic prominence to be considered more than subpeaks of Wildcat A. Likewise, the E peak, at, is considered to be a subpeak of the higher D peak (the E peak was formerly believed to be the higher of the two, and used to appear on the official list of four-thousand footers, but current topographic maps reveal the D peak to be the higher summit).
The Appalachian Trail, which extends over from Georgia to Maine, climbs up from the Appalachian Mountain Club's Joe Dodge Lodge in Pinkham Notch and traverses the summits of the Wildcat Ridge, continuing on to Carter Dome.
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  • Thompson Falls is a series of (at least) four waterfalls on Thompson River. We hiked to the waterfalls while visiting the area with our dog. The trailhead is at Wildcat Mountain Ski Area and starts....  more
    Thompson Falls is a series of (at least) four waterfalls on Thompson River. We hiked to the waterfalls while visiting the area with our dog. The trailhead is at Wildcat Mountain Ski Area and starts....  more »
  • This was our first ski experience and the location was wonderful. We had a great instructor that was very patient and helpful. Nick went above and beyond as an instructor. The weather was warm but... 
    This was our first ski experience and the location was wonderful. We had a great instructor that was very patient and helpful. Nick went above and beyond as an instructor. The weather was warm but...  more »
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  • We hit a perfect day of winter skiing at the 'Cat before the rains came. Being of a certain age, I can exult over the high speed quad chair! Replacing those gondolas was the best move Wildcat Mountain could possibly have made.
  • The high speed quad to the summit is great. And I love Polecat. Wildcat still has a local feel to it. That being said, the lodge is in tough shape. The food options are pretty gross looking, there's one cashier, so the line gets super long, and the bathroom area smells so bad I was gagging. Multiple overflowing and disgusting toilets.

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