Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, Firescrew, NH
Trails: Manning Trail, Holt Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff, Clark Trail, Mowglis Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Park at the AMC Cardigan Lodge and they have facilities 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: not many and very passable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One large, very passable, tree either on the Holt/Clark Cutoff or the Clack trail on ascent 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Holt to Holt/Clrk Cutoff to Clack to Moglis, to Manning, back to Holt

Going up the Clark trail there was only one spot that was very avoidable. Near the summit cone there was a large snowfield off to the left, but not on a trail. Going down from Firescrew there were more pockets of ice we had to negotiate, but we're able to without spikes. There was one spot that was pretty sketchy though, so we bushwhacked down a steep treed section about 20 feet to a safer spot to cross it. Even if we put spikes on, there was concern of either going through it and going who knows how deep, or it breaking away. I will reiterate, going down the Manning trail was a lot of fairly steep descent. I would imaging what ice is left will be gone soon, but like I said only one spot was concerning going down the Manning trail. VERY MINIMAL ICE......  
Name: Anthony I 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-09 
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