Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails: Holt Trail, Cathedral Forest Trail, Clark Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parking at AMC Mt. Cardigan lodge 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A brisk, clear hike with a surprisingly wintery tone. A dusting of snow appeared on ground a half mile into the hike, getting fairly consistent above Grand Junction, but not an impediment to hiking at all until the Clark Trail. On the Clark trail until Firewarden's cabin there was quite a bit of black ice on the rocks and the dusting of snow. Not enough cover to put on microspikes, as that would be annoying with still a lot of bare ground, but just tricky enough to demand greater care. I carried microspikes and put them under "recommended equipment" seeing as how lows will be in the teens tonight and there was a lot of water and snow melting on trails that could make it icier tomorrow. Sunny ledges were mostly dry, thankfully steep summit dome climb up Clark Trail was dry. Wind at top made it cold enough for me to put on my balaclava to have quick snack and enjoy view of snow covered Presidentials, Franconia Ridge, and some snow covered peaks in VT too. Great to be out as always, quiet midweek hike.  
Name: John in NH 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-11-02 
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