|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Cardigan, Orange Mountain, NH|
||Holt Trail, Clark Trail, South Ridge Trail, Skyland Trail, Vistamont Trail, Woodland Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, May 18, 2014|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Cardigan Lodge lots were overflowing onto the access road. Also heard that the West Ridge summer lot is open. |
||Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Larger crossings were bridged and smaller crossings were rock hoppable. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Hand sawable blowdowns/leaners on the middle Holt Trail. One widowmaker between Rimrock and Orange. A few larger stepovers on lower Clark. |
||I personally would not take a dog up the Holt Trail. |
|Lost and Found:
||Fantastic weather for Cardigan - blue skies, temperatures in the 60s, a slight breeze, long reaching views, and no biting bugs.|
Holt Trail below Grand Junction was generally dry with a few minor areas of mud/running water from recent rain. Middle portion of Holt Trail had similar conditions. Ledge scrambles on Holt Trail were wet and a bit slippery.
Also some slippery ledge on the ridge between Cardigan and Orange, as well as a few significant but short muddy areas. Scramble ledge below Orange on Vistamont was also very wet and slippery.
Some areas of muck on the lower Clark/Woodland Trails, but otherwise not too bad.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.