Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails: Holt Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff (Cathedral Forest Trail), Clark Trail, West Ridge Trail, Ranger-Cabin Trail, South Ridge Trail, Hurricane Gap Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 9, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the AMC Cardigan Lodge. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not an issue. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in decent shape, given the amount of rain over the past week or so. A few sections have plugged waterbars (we did quick boot cleans on a few) from the recent heavy rainfall. Holt-Clark Cutoff has a few small snapped beech trees hanging over the trail -- could be cleared easily with a handsaw. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: A few black flies -- only an issue when stopped for more than a few minutes. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Elizabeth Holt Falls was flowing nicely, given the recent rain.

Lower ledges on the Clark Trail were pretty wet and slippery heading up -- we chose to avoid these on the way down by using the West Ridge/Ranger Cabin/South Ridge/Hurricane Gap Trails to head back to the Clark Trail just below the lower ledges.

Upper ledges were bone dry.  
Name: Pancks and Tesco Heaney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-06-10 
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