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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails
Trails: West Ridge Trail, Skyland Trail, South Ridge Trail, Clark Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Surprised, but delighted, to find the gate still open, saving the road walk. No one else there when I started. Three other cars in lot when I left. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Are you kidding? 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A pleasant morning walk, though I avoided taking the South Ridge to Rimrock b/c of NH hunting season, electing instead to do a shorter loop via the section of Skyland from just before Cliff's Bridge to Rimrock. That's a nice, under-used, section of trail. Coming up the cone via the Clark helped avoid the wind, though it was pretty breezy coming down the upper W. Ridge. I brought poles and light traction, but didn't use either -- only a little ice on the trails, easily avoided. But the higher, ledgy sections of the West Ridge, between the bridge and where you break completely into the open, do have some sections of wet rock. Not a problem today, but will ultimately require traction to surmount. Great views from the summit -- could see the whole range -- despite a somewhat cloudy day.  
Name
Name: V. W. Henningsen 
E-Mail
E-Mail: vwhenningsen@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-11-13 
Link
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