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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails
Trails: Holt Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 11, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Left from AMC Lodge. Road is very passable still. Minimal ice however it is a dirt road.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Safely frozen in all areas. Bridge over Bailey brook still necessary as brook is not completely frozen yet 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw some dogs. Careful with the cold we've had  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Holt trail to Grand Junction is consistent snow base. Skinning or hiking with microspikes is good. Holt trail beyond Grand junction is not recommended without crampons minimum, and Ice axe is desired when you break the tree line. Skinning isn't of much use past grand junction as you follow close to a stream and the trail is quite rocky. The sign that warns of Holt's steepness is not joking, this trail is serious business, especially in winter.

If your looking for some excitement it is a great trip. Splitboarded up, snowboarded down alexandria all the way to car, except for bailey brook crossing and 2 small uphill sections.  
Name
Name: Tim 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-01-18 
Link
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