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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Firescrew, Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails
Trails: Manning Trail, Mowglis Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 18, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Lodge, with room to spare today. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None significant 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Arlo romped. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Traveling counter-clockwise, we intended to loop to South Peak and Orange. However, with limited signage and cairns, we were uncertain where Clark dropped off the summit, and with fierce winds and low temps, we lacked the required patience to look for the trail. Hence we decided to retrace our route back down via Mowglis and Manning. Back at the lodge we learned Skyland and Vistamont likely are not broken out, so out-and-back was probably a good decision for us.

We carried snowshoes, but setting off at 7:30 a.m. we found the trails were perfect for microspikes. The trails softened some by noon, and there was abundant evidence of postholing left from last week. Lots of ice and bare rock on top.  
Name
Name: John C. 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jcarter@holycross.edu 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-18 
Link
Link: http:// 
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