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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, Mt. Cardigan (South Peak), Rimrock, Orange Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Cardigan Mountain Road, West Ridge Trail, Ranger-Cabin Trail, South Ridge Trail, Skyland Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Winter Parking lot full mid-day - very difficult to find a spot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: none - no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: excellent shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Excellent hike. Very wintry/windy/low vis and icy on the summit - wanted to head northbound but didn't want to spend time trailfinding under those conditions to headed to the Ranger's Cabin and down the south side. Main trails well-broken out; trail to Orange Mtn had very deep snow (unbroken). After an out and back on that trail, it is not well-consolidated but at least you can follow it. Some very deep drifts on the uphill sections. Crossed many animal tracks on that section and saw a moose there - yay! Lots of skier traffic all over the summit ledges.  
Name
Name: Becca Munroe 
E-Mail
E-Mail: beccahiker@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-03-22 
Link
Link: http:// 
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