Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, Firescrew, NH
Trails: Holt Trail, Mowglis Trail, Manning Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 4, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at AMC hut at 10:00 am. Only two cars. Same two cars when I came out at 5:00 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Some but all doable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No issues 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs seen 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I lost my trekking pole on the way up the cliffs on Holt if anyone finds it! Found some garbage including disposable mask which I picked up.  
Comments: The mountain gods were looking after me on this hike. I was stupid enough to go up the Holt trail by myself with a 30# pack. It was insane and I shouldn't be alive but it took me 2.5 hours to do the cliff alone. Lots of ice, running water, slippery rocks. I paid for it but I made it to the top and said thank you God! Pretty windy at top & the most beautiful 360 views but not another sole to be found. Firescrew and down Manning were spring conditions. I put on/off my micros a hundred times and a little sketchy going down the trail with soft snow & running water under the ice on a 50 degree day. Now I know why I didn't see one person in 6.5 hours. I will do this again but only in the summer!  
Name: Laura 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-05 
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