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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan (South Peak), NH
Trails
Trails: Manning Trail, Holt Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff, Clark Trail, Hurricane Gap Trail, South Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at the AMC lodge. Shem Valley Road was icy on the way in but sanded well. On the way out, it was getting pretty muddy 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Skis 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Cleaned up a few branches on a large blowdown that has been down for a while. It was not an issue on my last trip up here but now with the deeper snowpack they became a duck under 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No issues for dogs 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: More wind today for the trip up to the South Peak. Trails were broken, mainly by skiers, but still pretty soft. We started in spikes but quickly switched to snowshoes as we were tilling up the trail some. Only unbroken section was the Hurricane Gap Trail above the High Cabin, maybe 4-6 inches over a firm base. We hit the South Peak and then made our way over toward the Ranger's Cabin. We hung out there for a little bit in the warm sun and then made our way down. As we were nearing the bottom, a group of about 12 kids and adults were heading up to the Cabin for a couple nights. None were wearing snowshoes so the trail will likely be fairly rough. Snowshoes are key!  
Name
Name: Skidder 
E-Mail
E-Mail: STEPHEN.KIDDER@YAHOO.COM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-12 
Link
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