Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Orange Mountain, Rimrock, Mt. Cardigan, Firescrew Mountain, NH
Trails: Holt Trail, Cathedral Forest Trail, Vistamont Trail, Skyland Trail, South Ridge Trail, Mowglis Trail, Manning Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 13, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The parking at the lodge was adequate today. It could be crowded on a Saturday or Sunday 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few small streams easily crossed. One stream on Manning was still bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trails are in generally good condition. One very bad blowdown on Vistamont on the steeps going up Orange Mountain that requires a bushwhack, another just above that one that can be squeezed by. Another on Skyland that has to be worked through. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: It is my understanding that dogs are supposed to be on a leash. I saw two that weren't. There are ledges. Experienced dogs won't have a problem with them. 
Bugs: As it warmed up the bugs came out. There was enough wind on the top to keep them away. It was cool when we left the car in the morning but the bugs were terrible there when we got back. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This is a great snow-free hike with absolutely magnificent views, the equal of any in New Hampshire.  
Name: Ed 'n Lauky 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-05-13 
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