Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, Firescrew, NH
Trails: Nature Trail, Holt Trail, Manning Trail, Mowglis Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 22, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Very few cars at the AMC Cardigan Lodge both when we started and when we finished. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The Holt Trail is not recommended for dogs. 
Bugs: Bug spray kept them all away. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Saw some hiking poles at the porta-potties (were gone when we finished) and a t-shirt during the slab climbing section. 
Comments: For those looking for an introduction into what tough and steep hiking, the Holt Trail is a great introductory one. It is short and quick, but has some good areas of scrambling where you have to climb up steep smooth slabs. This is by no means as challenging as the North Tripyramid Slide, Flume Slide Trail, or the beast the Huntington Ravine Trail but again it is a good introduction.

The slabs have some exposure and if you were to slip an injury is likely.

The views from the top are awesome, but it can get windy up there with few areas to escape the wind. If the fire danger is a class three or above the fire warden will be in the fire tower. It was cool to visit with him and see what his job is like.

Firescrew had little wind and we hung out on a ledge for a bit taking in the views.  
Name: BobTheLoveGoat 
E-Mail: BobTheLoveGoat at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-05-24 
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