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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, Firescrew, Mowglis Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: West Ridge Trail, Mowglis Trail, Elwell Trail, Old Dicey Road, (Lower) Manning Trail, Manning Trail, Holt Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff, Clark Trail, Hurricane Gap Trail, South Ridge Trail, Ranger Cabin Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 7, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several smaller crossings tricky, especially on Mowglis and Elwell; very challenging to cross Fowler River below and above the Welton Falls. Explore beyond the marked crossing to find a better spot 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lucky was happy on the full loop, managed the rive crossing by swimming. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Descent from firetower towards Firescrew is very tricky, lots of ice and sketchy conditions. Lower parts of Mowgli and Elwell have running water under thin ice on main trail and some tough crossings. South Ridge down from Hurricane has long sections of solid ice where serious traction/ice axe would come in handy. Overall nicely packed and excellent winter trail running conditions.  
Name
Name: Lars Blackmore 
E-Mail
E-Mail: lars@ameridane.org 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-02-07 
Link
Link: http://www.strava.com/activities/488261828 
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