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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails
Trails: West Ridge Trail, Dukes Ski Trail, Alexandria Ski Trail, Lower Manning Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 19, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road to winter parking area is a bit muddy but nothing too bad. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The unbridged water xing low on the W. Ridge is starting to go. Someone postholed through it. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdowns aplenty but most have detours or step overs or duck unders. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Saw at least 8 people ascending W. Ridge trail without floatation adding their foot print holes to an outrageously war zone-like trail.

Dukes and Alexandria and lower Manning are fine. The snow was tough to ski with old layers now rotting setting you up for lots of surprises.  
Name
Name: bcskier 
E-Mail
E-Mail: pklussier@hotmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-03-19 
Link
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