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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Firescrew, Mt. Cardigan, Rimrock, Orange Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Manning Trail, Mowglis Trail, West Ridge Trail, Skyland Trail, Vistamont Trail, Holt Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Significant soft mud over bridge near lodge. Bottom of Honda CRV was hitting muddy road and deep ruts in the road. Event at Lodge so we had to park on the side of the dirt road because the parking lot was full.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossing on Vistamont trail was raging but we were able to leap across. All other water crossings were easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple blow downs on the Manning trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Few seen  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Started up the Manning trail which had some running water but no snow. Hit ice and snow 1st rocky ledge view point. Spikes were used. Trail had solid monorail and icy areas were soft that spikes were sufficient. Summit of Firescrew and Cardigan were bare rock. It was a mix inbetween. Put spikes back on when we hit the West Ridge Trail which was mostly hard packed snow. The Skyland trail was more icy to Rimrock. After Rimrock the trail had not been used as much and not well defined. Some of it was icy and sometimes you would sink in snow past your knees. There was lots of moose scat between Rimrock and Orange Mt. Great views of Cardigan from Orange. Still lots of snow and ice on descent. The water crossing on the Vistamont trail was raging but we leaped with spikes across. Once on the other side we hit bare ground then ice then snow etc until close the to the bottom of the trail.  
Name
Name: jungleland 
E-Mail
E-Mail: donnaellis1014@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-28 
Link
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