Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
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: None of note. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
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: Tesco Heaney 
E-Mail: info (at) barkingcat (dot) net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-04-20 
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