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Peaks
Peaks Firescrew, Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails
Trails: Manning Trail, Mowglis Trail, Nature Trail, Woodland Trail, Nature Trail (loop)
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Manning was mostly skier packed, so it was a bit soft on the edges. Shortly before the Dukes ski trail junction, there were many false starts leading to multiple dead ends. I ended up bushwhacking from one and having a bit of trouble working back down to the trail. (this is resolved by my downward tracks and another snowshoers tracks. Stay right and low). Up high, tracks were drifted in and the route was a bit tricky to find. Very high drifts. For the very cone, I preferred crampons due to some very hard blue ice. I followed my tracks out, except where I corrected the mistake. I broke out Nature trail for variety. I skied Nature Loop, but it wasn't a great ski due to narrow winding track.

A few people came up west ridge.
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Name
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook 
E-Mail
E-Mail: zap88@tds.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-01-09 
Link
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