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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, July 2, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry 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. There's a small blowdown midway between PJ Ledge and the Ranger Cabin -- a herd path has developed around it. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: A couple of deer flies down near the AMC Cardigan Lodge, but nothing other than that. 
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 dry days, they've just about dried out (amazing). Even the ledges were dry, another bonus. A beautiful morning up on top today, but very windy (30 mph sustained). NOTE: plenty of bog laurel in bloom on the West Ridge Trail just below the summit -- it's at peak right now.  
Name
Name: Anthony Hayward 
E-Mail
E-Mail: info (at) barkingcat (dot) net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-07-02 
Link
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