Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, Crane Mountain, Orange Mountain, Firescrew, NH
Trails: Woodland Trail, Clark Trail, Vistamont Trail, Skyland Trail, South Ridge Trail, Mowglis Trail, Elwell Trail, Back 80 Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 5, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: AMC Cardigan had nearly an empty lot today. Road was fine and not super muddy / rutted. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hoppable or step over 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Spring brings normal maintenance. Blow downs on several side trails (all step over or side step), debris on trails (Back 80 especially). Back 80 has flagging on several areas to help with re-routes and where blazing is hard to follow. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Grand Loop - Up Woodland / Clark to Vistamont. Summit of Orange Mtn. Skyland for out / back to Crane Mtn, then over to Rimrock / South Peak. Finally up Cardigan and then down to Firescrew. Lunch at Crag Shelter before hitting Elwell and descending to Back 80 trail. Snow still present in areas, but avoidable. Mud and water on trails (Back 80 especially). Slabs / Ledges wet today from past rains so some caution on those. Summits overall in clouds when was passing through, but still pretty as the clouds give an eerie appearance to the upper areas. Only a handful of people seen. One campfire area found approaching Orange Mtn that was right on trail edge, this was dispersed. Fair amount of trash at Crag Shelter and packed out what could fit in 2 gallon ziplocks. Use caution following Back 80 as blazes are fading in areas, but re-routes have flagging on them.  
Name: cheinselman 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-05 
Link: http:// 
Bookmark and Share Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.

Copyright 2009-2019, All Rights Reserved