Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, Rimrock, Mt. Cardigan (South Peak), NH
Trails: Holt Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff (Cathedral Forest Trail), Clark Trail, West Ridge Trail, South Ridge Trail, Hurricane Gap Trail, Vistamont Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 16, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at AMC Cardigan Lodge, and also trailhead for West Ridge Trail. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not an issue. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in decent shape, although recent heavy rain is causing some minor erosion on Holt Trail and Holt-Clark Cutoff. One of the logs pinning edge of narrow, sideslope section of Holt Trail below Grand Junction (with viewpoint down to Elizabeth Holt Falls) is pulling away from the trail. Small (handsaw-able) blowdown on Holt-Clark Cutoff; at least one bootleg cairn (1-2 feet tall) on West Ridge Trail a bit south of the intersection with the Clark Trail; large, not-quite-a-duck-under rotted blowdown creating development of herd path on Clark Trail between Vistamont Trail and Holt-Clark Cutoff. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Nary a bug to be seen. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Fall-like conditions on the trails -- temperatures were high 30s/low 40s on the summit early in the morning, all with a stiff breeze and wisps of clouds swirling around the fire tower.  
Name: Pancks and Tesco Heaney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-08-19 
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