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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, Firescrew, NH
Trails
Trails: Holt Trail, Manning Trail, Mowglis Trail, Clark Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff (Cathedral Forest Trail), Vistamont Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues; Shem Valley Road (to the AMC Cardigan Lodge) is in good shape. (For up-to-date conditions on the road, see: http://www.outdoors.org/recreation/tripplanner/go/backcountry-weather.cfm) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues along this route.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of drainage issues, but not sure if much can be done 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The upper third or so of these trails, in both directions, was very icy and snowy in the trees. Better when we got out onto the ledges, which were clear. We had no traction with us, and we moved slowly. If you are willing to sacrifice your micros on the rocks in between the icy sections, then they may be a good decision. I (Valerie) wished I had mine. The summit was quite a treat today with 40F, 40mph and low visibility. A reminder that nasty conditions pay no attention to the calendar. Still, a fun trip and got to see thousands of trout-lilies-to-be along the way!  
Name
Name: Tim&Val 
E-Mail
E-Mail: adknbvi@dca.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-04-23 
Link
Link: http:// 
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