Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, Mt. Cardigan (South Peak), NH
Trails: Holt Trail, Cathedral Forest Trail (Holt-Clark Cutoff), Clark Trail, West Ridge Trail, Ranger Cabin Trail, South Ridge Trail, Hurricane Gap Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 27, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, 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: Surprisingly, there were no bugs other than an occasional mosquito. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
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. From Warden's Cabin to the summit was bone dry. It appears that the Clark Trail's white blazes to the summit have been refreshed recently, as well as the orange blazes of the West Ridge Trail (thank you, whoever did this). Very hazy up top. NOTE: plenty of bog laurel in bloom on the West Ridge Trail just below the summit -- it's at peak right now.  
Name: Tesco Heaney 
E-Mail: info (at) barkingcat (dot) net  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-06-28 
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