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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails
Trails: West Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 23, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty of parking left at 2:30pm when we got there 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no problems 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: well maintained no issues. Mud pits in some places might benefit from some more embedded rocks as hikers have widened the trail on the sides of the spots 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: it was fairly windy even at the bottom today so bugs were for the most part a non-issue - thankfully! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Beautiful day to hike this and likely anywhere else. Large amounts of mud in several places but not a problem unless you are wearing anything but decent waterproof boots. First 3K for my 8 year old twins so decided to do the quicker and less difficult West Ridge Trail which I have not done in over 30 years. They loved it and started asking about hiking the 4K's which of course made my day. They are not ready for the 4K's yet so I will hike the east side with them and several other 52WAV peaks and maybe by end of summer....we'll see. We all enjoyed a conversation with a gentleman (Wayne) on the peak that said he manned the firetower on Cardigan for 22 years up till it was closed.  
Name
Name: KenG 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ken@whiterhino.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-23 
Link
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