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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails
Trails: West Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 27, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 40-car lot full, 20 cars on the road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All as good as ever. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are extremely muddy and need a rest for at least 10 days to allow them to dry out and keep erosion to a minimum. Please see notes, below, in comments section. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: dozens, all friendly 
Bugs
Bugs: Note the date and place we hiked. Any questions? 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: PLEASE STAY OFF CARDIGAN TRAILS FOR AT LEAST TEN DAYS IF THE WEATHER STAYS DRY.

We found 60+ cars on arriving at West Ridge Trail. Three days rain/snow has turned the calendar back at least a month. Long stretches of mud, heavy foot traffic, considerable widening. We cleaned the drains this Spring and they were working, but what these trails need is a rest. No amount of trailwork this side of paving it all can keep an earthen footpath dry after rains, and 80+ percent of the walkers today were tourists in street shoes who avoid mud that hikers go through.  
Name
Name: Creag nan drochaid 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-05-27 
Link
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