Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails: Access road, West Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot at gate had frozen snowbank left from last storm, bit rough on my low clearance car. A dirt shovel would have been nice, managed with my boots. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few minor blow downs, took care of two of them, and a widow maker, but still one walk around made of two separate trees left. Trail was in pretty good shape. Thanks Cardigan Mountain Highlanders! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Wore spikes up and back. Was able to stay on snow and or ice all the way to tower, the top is getting some bare spots to it though. Trail was pretty choppy and all frozen granular, some postholes about, worst seemed to be just before the bridge on the way up. Met a nice couple at the lot on the return, happened to be the head of the Cardigan Mountain Highlanders trail crew. I think I just became a member. Only saw one other hiker on way up, and the two at the lot. Snowshoes would be horrid to try in these conditions, just way too chopped up.  
Name: The Yankees Guy 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-12-05 
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