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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails
Trails: Woodland Trail, Clark Trail, Vistamont Trail, Holt Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 19, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Cardigan Lodge. Note, though, that since this winter the several spots closest to the Holt Trail trailhead have become off-limits for parking, as they are now reserved for emergency vehicle turnaround. This past winter, there was a temporary sign indicating this -- the sign is now a permanent metal one. Methinks the change is therefore permanent. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Small Patches, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Slush, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None to note -- although there are large tracts of flooded trail here and there. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All of the trails have some minor, small blowdowns on them, with a couple of large ones on the Woodland Trail (require chainsaw). HOWEVER, there are a dozen or so medium- to large-sized blowdowns on the Clark Trail where it leaves the Woodland Trail, prior to its intersection with the Vistamont Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: None of note. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: It's spring time near Cardigan Mountain -- that means dry sections of trail interspersed with patches of snow in and amongst large areas of standing water on the trail. While it makes sense to allow for a bit more time to navigate some of the flooded, sloppy, blowdown-y sections of trail, it's also a good idea to allow time to see the wildflowers that are popping up everywhere. Some early red trillium got a bit battered by the snow/ice/freezing rain from this past weekend, but there's plenty more that should be in full, glorious bloom by the weekend, along with some trout lily and early hobblebush. Enjoy!  
Name
Name: Tesco Heaney 
E-Mail
E-Mail: info (at) barkingcat (dot) net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-04-20 
Link
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