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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails
Trails: Holt Trail, Clark Trail, South Ridge Trail, Hurricane Gap Trail, Woodland Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 6, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Free parking at the AMC Cardigan Lodge. If the lot is full, park along the road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing to worry about. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in good shape, and drier than expected. The good blazes on the Holt Trail were very important for staying on track. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Poochies, please don't go on the upper Holt Trail- it is too dangerously steep. You'll like the other trails on the mountain. It is rocky and windy up top. 
Bugs
Bugs: There were a few different kinds out, but the breeze kept them moving. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The upper Holt Trail lives up to its reputation of being steep to the point of being potentially dangerous. Most of it was easier than I expected but I found a couple of spots that were more difficult... At least there was no ice or snow left in the trailbed, but there was some water on the ledges in places. There was ice on the Hurricane Gap Trail, and wooded parts of the Clark Trail, but nothing that would require traction gear. Plenty of moose droppings on the lower Clark Trail.  
Name
Name: peaksseeker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: peaksseeker@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-05-09 
Link
Link: http:// 
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