Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Cilley's Cave, Hanging Rock, Firescrew, Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails: Back 80 Trail, Elwell Trail, Mowglis Trail, herd paths, Hanging Rock Spur Trail, Clark Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff, Holt Trail, Manning Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty of parking at the Cardigan AMC Lodge 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all rock-hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: we picked up some deadfall; some larger blowdowns on the Elwell Trail - obscured the trail at times on the climb up the steeps to the Cilley's Cave area 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: quite a few dogs out today 
Bugs: none - YAY - and no ticks!!! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Terrific day - this was an AMC hike I led with Hiker Ed. REALLY nice group of hikers to hike with.

Higher winds on the summits. Beaver Pond areas of Back 80 were well-blazed and easy to follow. Rope down to Cilley's Cave has seen better days - there is a gash in it near the top tie-in. Didn't need the rope to ascend back up from the cave but appreciated it for the descent. 70+mile visibility day - good views of Killington and the Whites.  
Name: Becca Munroe 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-11 
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