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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails
Trails: Holt Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, February 16, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Of the two lots by the AMC Lodge the second had a few open spots at 12:00PM. The first was empty. Road was well sanded. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridge is in fine shape 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Well blazed 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Holt Trail was totally snowed in and fluffy. Fortunately the blazes were visible and frequent. Sank from 6 inches in some places to thigh deep in others. Snowshoes lower, constant switching between snowshoes and crampons up higher. Crampons and axe are absolutely essential. Wanted to descend via Clark/Cathedral but couldn't find it so I went down Holt. I'm pretty sure Clark was over by a ledge that I wasn't going anywhere near in the strong winds. Holt trail was tons of fun, felt like some real mountaineering despite the short distance and lower elevation. Sorry for the late post but since I made tracks it's better late than never.  
Name
Name: erikthered 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-02-17 
Link
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