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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, Mt. Cardigan (South Peak), Rimrock, Orange Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Holt Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff (Cathedral Forest Trail), Clark Trail, South Ridge Trail, Skyland Trail, Vistamont Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, June 2, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty of parking at AMC Cardigan lodge 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One small brook on Vistamont trail easily crossed. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: trails are in great shape. One small blow down on Skyland. No mud to speak of except in the normally muddy spots.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A rather ferocious dog with an inattentive owner kept me off the summit until they passed. Keep your dogs leashed and if they aren't friendly leave them home. 
Bugs
Bugs: surprisingly very few!  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Perfect day for a hike up Cardigan. Did the tried and true Holt to Clark up to the summit, then circled to the South for the hike over Orange Mountain and back to the AMC lodge via Vistamont to the Grand Jct and Holt back to the car. Surprisingly few bugs for a day in June! Only a few mosquitoes and black flies in late afternoon on the final stretch. Trails are in great shape and only muddy in the chronically wet areas.  
Name
Name: Richard 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Hikerlegs@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-06-02 
Link
Link: http:// 
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