|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Cardigan, NH|
||Manning Trail, Holt Trail, Clark Trail, Cathedral Forest Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, April 17, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Room at the AMC lot late this afternoon, but it looks like it overflowed earlier. |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||On Holt Trail, rock hop. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Decent sized blowdown on the Holt Trail at the water crossing. Also a hand sawable blowdown up on the scrambles. |
||Holt Trail not recommended for dogs due to ledge scrambles. |
|Lost and Found:
||Lower elevations were snow/ice free and generally dry with minor snow.|
First ice on Holt Trail was at the first scrambles. I was able to bareboot up/over/around the ice without much difficulty. Ledges were generally ice free, but the scramble ledges had some ice caked into the crevasses (in one place, the ice actually provided a helpful hand hold). Some wet ledge as well, but I was able to ascend without much of an issue.
Clark Trail had patchy ice until the ski trail junction. Only area the ice posed any sort of obstacle was atop the ski trail (carefully picked my way down it barebootedly); other patches were flat or avoidable. No ice encountered from there on down.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.