Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Firescrew, Mt. Cardigan, Orange Mountain, NH
Trails: Holt Trail, Manning Trail, Mowglis Trail, Clark Trail, South Ridge Trail, Skyline Trail, Vistamont Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff (Cathedral Forest Trail)
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 7, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: the only water crossing of note on the vistamont trail was a non issue today. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: cut out a number of blowdowns on vistamont trail. there is a large hardwood probably 2/3 of the way up that trail which will require a bigger cutting tool. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: noted very few bugs over the course of the hike.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: dry footing on lower holt and much of the way on manning minus some damp areas. upper ledges were almost all dry except for a few wooded sections where they were a bit wet. down over the south peak and to rimrock still mostly dry then wetter once dipping into the woods on skyline with some long muddy wallows towards the sag. more wet trail heading up orange then dry ledges around the summit. vistamont had a generally nice footbed with a bit of wet ledge high and some muddy sections as it approached the grand junction.

my first time hiking cardigan and it was a real treat. loads of open ledge walking and the breeze up there today was fantastic. felt a couple of sprinkles, but no rain. views were excellent nearby, but more distant views were hazed out today. great to be out.
Name: bryan 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-07-07 
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