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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, Orange Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Holt Trail, Clark Trail, South Ridge Trail, Skyland Trail, Vistamont Trail, Woodland Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 18, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Cardigan Lodge lots were overflowing onto the access road. Also heard that the West Ridge summer lot is open. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Larger crossings were bridged and smaller crossings were rock hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
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. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I personally would not take a dog up the Holt Trail. 
Bugs
Bugs: Minimal 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-05-18 
Link
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