Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, Firescrew, NH
Trails: Holt Trail, Manning Trail, Mowglis Trail, Clark Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 14, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the AMC Cardigan Lodge.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails in good shape.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: We did some dogs doing this loop.  
Bugs: Nope. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: A loop over Firescrew and Cardigan via the Manning Trail.

Frozen post holes on the Manning Trail. There were some frozen ice flows that we had to skirt alongside of. The views from the three ledges were fantastic.

Cold winds out on the open but not as bad as we thought they would be. Terrific views as always traversing Firescrew with large sections of bare rock. We did not huddle for too long near the fire tower. Tremendous views in all directions under today's clear skies.

The initial descent off the ridge on the Clark Trail was bare rock until we reached the Warden's Cabin. There were then more frozen ice flows but further down it was frozen granular/packed down trail. Saw a large group of boy scouts, about 15, heading up the the High Cabin. A fantastic day to be out!  
Name: RollingRock 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-01-15 
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