Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, Firescrew, NH
Trails: Holt Trail, Manning Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 12, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked at the AMC Cardigan Mountain lodge. No problems. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Some rock hopping, but only where expected. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in good condition, and blazes are well-marked. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I brought my golden retriever / boxer mix, and she loved it! But I wouldn't take her up Holt again. Marshall did well (better than me and my human friends) on a lot of the rocks, but she couldn't make it up a few of the really steep parts on her own. I ended up giving her a boost, and scrambling up behind her, but it was tricky! If you're bringing a pup, I'd recommend taking the Holt-Clark cutoff and Clark Trail to the summit. 
Bugs: The black flies are out, but no bites. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I lost my sunglasses! 
Comments: via Holt; descent via Manning

It was my first time up Mt. Cardigan, and the views did not disappoint! Although I ran into some trouble scrambling up a couple spots, the Holt trail is really beautiful, and I'd do it again (but without Marshall).  
Name: Beth 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-05-13 
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