Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Firescrew, Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails: Manning Trail, Mowglis Trail, Clark Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff, Holt Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road in is a little rough but good enough shape. No mud concerns. Large lot that was almost full at 9am. When we returned to lot at 1pm cars were parked up dirt road, despite no parking allowed signs. It All hiker season- get there early. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water is flowing but all manageable rock hops. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 2 Blowdowns on Clark...1 might actually be on Cathedral Forest Trail. Both were on descent and now have heard paths around them. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of doggoes enjoying themselves and schooling us all on the art of scrambling.  
Bugs: High Wind= No Bugs 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None that we found.  
Comments: Beautiful day for a Firescrew -Cardigan hike. Took this loop counter clockwise, which is the recommended route, and I concur. Some fun rock scrambles. Enough dry rock to avoid the wet rock. Mowglis Trail has some large puddles, some we walked around others we skirted the brushy edge. Views were a layer of slated gray mountains. We experienced all weather, delayered to short sleeve, relayered with Mid-layer atop Firescrew, Top winter layer added at Cardigan, reverse layer as we ascended down. Handled the last minute rain in our short sleeves.  
Name: Towanda 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-02 
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