Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails: Holt Trail, Clark Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff (Cathedral Forest Trail)
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 1, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the AMC Cardigan Lodge. As usual on a Sunday, the lot is full early and then is almost empty later in the afternoon. We started around 2:30 and easily found a space. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not an issue. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in great shape. Holt Trail past Grand Junction could use a bit of light brushing before the steep sections. Also in this are are a few scattered small (2-inch) blowdowns that could be taken care of with a handsaw. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Not an issue except on the steep (ledge) sections of the Holt Trail, where the black flies took advantage of slower going. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Excellent conditions for going up the Holt Trail to the summit. However, the last couple of steep fissure scrambles just before the summit were weeping just a bit, making secure foot placement a bit of an issue and slightly slower-than-normal going -- handholds came in handy. Prior to those and afterward, the ledges were dry.

Parking area was almost completely full on arrival mid-afternoon, but in spite of that, we saw only a handful of people on any of the trails or summit (and no one on the Holt Trail past Grand Junction).  
Name: Pancks and Tesco Heaney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-06-02 
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