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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails
Trails: Holt Trail, Cathedral Forest Trail (Holt-Clark Cutoff), Clark Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, June 18, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings were not an issue. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There's still the large blowdown just before the Croo Bridge over Bailey Brook -- it's been there since later winter/early spring -- but nothing else of note. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Surprisingly, there were no bugs. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Some sections of this route up Cardigan are perpetually muddy/wet even during a dry spell -- after the recent several days of rain, these sections were even wetter and muddier than usual. In addition, most of the sections of trail over granite above PJ Ledge (first major viewpoint of Firescrew) and prior to the Warden's Cabin (0.5 miles from summit) were wet and a bit slippery. These should dry out in a day or two, though, with the warm weather forecast. From Warden's Cabin to the summit was bone dry. It appears that the white blazes to the summit have been refreshed recently (thank you, whoever did this). Great day up top -- enough breeze to break the heat -- and only a couple of other folks on a summit that can sometimes get crowded at this time of year.  
Name
Name: Mr. Pancks 
E-Mail
E-Mail: info (at) barkingcat (dot) net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-06-19 
Link
Link: http:// 
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