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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails
Trails: Manning Trail, Holt Trail, Clark Trail, Cathedral Forest Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 17, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room at the AMC lot late this afternoon, but it looks like it overflowed earlier. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: On Holt Trail, rock hop. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Decent sized blowdown on the Holt Trail at the water crossing. Also a hand sawable blowdown up on the scrambles. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Holt Trail not recommended for dogs due to ledge scrambles. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-17 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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