Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails: Manning Trail, Holt Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff, Clark Trail, West Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Several of the roads getting to Cardigan Lodge had been washed out, and now have dirt sections. So I expect slight delays when they start repaving those sections. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All the bridges are solid, with no problems crossing them. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trails were in good shape considering the storm earlier in the week. At the first bridge on Manning, the upstream guardrail log was pushed to the downstream side of the bridge; and there were some deep holes on the trail. But those are easily avoidable. And then a single blow down shortly after, which was easy to step over. But that was the worst of the damage that I saw. After that, mainly just needing drainage cleared, and a few muddy sections. I talked to a few people that had hiked other trails in the area, and it sounded like a few blow downs here and there, which were easily avoid. So it didn't sound like any major problems at least for trails at Mt Cardigan. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Overall this is a good hike, with greats views.  
Name: Chris Brown 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-05 
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