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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails
Trails: Manning Trail, Holt Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff, Clark Trail, West Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the AMC Lodge 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: None 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: My friend brought hers 
Bugs
Bugs: Nope 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: These trails were fully broken out - keep to the middle of the trail to avoid postholing (even in snowshoes - I fell into a bush when I stepped at the edge of the trail!). The summit cone is covered with ~an inch of ice - snowshoes worked fine, there were some snow paths, and no exposed rock.
We cut left from Clark Trail over to West Ridge for a gentler ascent to the summit.
Wear your snowshoes the whole way or you will be miserable! Spikes would work at the top, but it’s such a short distance that it didn’t make sense to switch from our snowshoes. Pics posted to the NH 52 WAV FB page  
Name
Name: Maureen 
E-Mail
E-Mail: moskigirl@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-01-10 
Link
Link: http:// 
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