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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Brown Mountain, Church Mountain, Grafton Knob, Crane Mountain, Orange Mountain, Rimrock, Mt. Cardigan (South Peak), Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails
Trails: Skyland Trail, South Ridge Trail, Clark Trail, West Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking on the side of the road at Alexandria Four Corners (please don't block any of the roads). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crusty ice and snow 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is lightly over grown in sections but isn't too hard to follow if you pay attention. Blazes are white and high up on trees as they were probably painted a long time ago. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great trail for dogs 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: This is a great trail in need of some TLC. This is a great hike comparable to the Belknap Ridge hike. Car Spot would be preferable but it can be done as an out and back if you don't mind re climbing several of the mountains you summit. We camped on Grafton knob so we were able to break the work load up a bit by dropping our camping gear, and hiking out the next day. Lots of evidence of moose activity and bear activity so be prepared. Clark trail up to Cardigan was almost completely dry with a few light streams coming down.  
Name
Name: Charles 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Ccormier2@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-04-26 
Link
Link: http:// 
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