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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails
Trails: West Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 24, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Cardigan State Park access road still closed. Park at entrance and walk 0.7 miles on access road which is 99% clear of snow.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings still frozen for the most part, or rock hopping easy enough 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No issues. Very well marked. No blowdowns.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Several well behaved dogs passed on our descent.  
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: one glove in porter-potty at trailhead 
 
Comments
Comments: West Ridge Trail. Beautiful, albeit very windy at the summit. Trail is wet/muddy on the lower half with a trace of Spring snow from this week. Upper half still has minimal snow and ice, though fresh powder provided good traction over ice ledges with microspike assistance. Summit ledges mostly bare, small patches of ice, easily avoidable. I'm a relative newbie hiker and had no issues navigating or ascending/descending this trail today!  
Name
Name: Gianina 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-04-24 
Link
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