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: Sunday, April 21, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was not muddy.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridges or crossable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Large blow down on Manning 1/2 to summit. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: The summit is clear of ice and snow. The Clark-Holt cut is mostly clear of snow as well as 2/5's for the Manning near the bottom. Other trails have either patches of snow or a lot of snow/ice still left, guessing 3 to 4 feet deep in spots. Monorail is 50/50 stable to unstable. There is a lot of water flowing underneath the monorail near the top of the Manning which made for a few painful, wet and cold post holes. Many muddy areas required by passing. The one large stream is bridged. There are many run off water crossing, but then only required 1 or 2 rock hops to get over. Our spikes were on again of again so we navigated the reaming ice and snow patches. Monorail is quickly deteriating. With temps hitting 65 today and staying warm this week, I predict would predict remaining monorail becoming a post holing night mare. Probably best to give Cardigan a few more weeks to melt out.  
Name: SoFallsWichita 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-04-21 
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