Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Firescrew, Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails: Manning Trail, Mowglis Trail, West Ridge Trail, Ranger-Cabin Trail, South Ridge Trail, Clark Trail, Clark-Holt-Cutoff, Holt Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 9, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
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: Trails completely covered in snow. Some ice. Microspikes necessary higher up as the snow is pretty crusty up there. Snowshoes would have been overkill but one more snow dump and they'll be necessary to break trail. We went up via Manning/Firescrew and were unable to find the Clark trail once on the main summit, so we went down the West Ridge trail a bit (well marked with big cairns) and found the next trail junction (can't remember the name and I don't have my map with me right now) and easily found our way back to Clark from there. Make sure you have a map with you!

I hope the woman we saw carrying skis down the Manning Trail got back okay since she split off from the rest of her group who was actually skiing down. It was pretty crusty/icy up there so I think the skiing is a lot more challenging than it will be later in the season when there is more snow.  
Name: Liz 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-12-10 
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