Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Firescrew, Mt. Cardigan, Orange Mountain, NH
Trails: Holt Trail, Manning Trail, Mowglis Trail, West Ridge Trail, Skyland Trail, Vistamont Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, June 16, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the AMC Cardigan Lodge. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings were not an issue. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One small (handsaw-able) blowdown on Manning above intersection with Allieway Ski Trail; one large duck-under on Skyland Trail between Cliff's Bridge and Rimrock; one large one on Skyland after Rimrock (in the trail, running parallel to the trail); and, a half-dozen blowdowns (one large -- a herd path has developed around it) on the Vistamont Trail. Skyland Trail needs some minor brushing in the col between Rimrock and Orange Mountain, as does the hardwoods section of the Vistamont Trail between Orange Mountain and the intersection with the Clark Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Plenty of running water along all trails. 
Bugs: Bugs were moderately annoying late in the morning; on the summits, though, the stiff breeze kept them at bay. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Excellent weather for hiking today. Lower ledges on most trails had quite a bit of water on them (some very slippery sections), but were slowly drying out.  
Name: Pancks and Tesco Heaney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-06-16 
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