|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Cardigan, NH|
||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:
||Sunday, June 9, 2013|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking at the AMC Cardigan Lodge. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Not an issue. |
|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. |
||A few black flies -- only an issue when stopped for more than a few minutes. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
||Pancks and Tesco Heaney |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.