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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails
Trails: West Ridge Trail, Ranger Cabin Trail, Clark Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 10, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 0.8 mile roadwalk from gate (Canaan side of Cardigan) to trailhead.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Snow bridges and two wooden ones 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two small blowdowns on Ranger Cabin Trail; two cairns on West Ridge Trail have lost upper stones to frost(?) or vandals after 4 years. Repairs in spring. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Gorgeous warm sunny day, light breeze from SE. Walked from cars to warden's cabin 1 hr 10 mins. w/ 30-lb pack. Easiest hiking of the season. Eight skiers + 6 hikers summited from noon-2:30 while I was there. Wind increased around 2 PM but views just too perfect to leave. Finally descended 2.3 miles to cars in 1 h 40 m.

All trails I hiked had snowshoe tracks, so starting as early as we can while the temps are near freezing makes for best footing. I did well with hiking boots, gaiters, and Hillsound trail crampons.  
Name
Name: Creag nan drochaid 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-03-10 
Link
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