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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan (South Peak), NH
Trails
Trails: Holt Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff (Cathedral Forest Trail), Clark Trail, Hurricane Gap Trail, South Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, October 31, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Shem Valley Road (dirt road) is plowed and sanded -- easily accessible via two-wheel drive. Road is a bit rutted and pot-holed though. Plenty of parking at the AMC Cardigan Lodge. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not an issue. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in fine shape -- no blowdowns from Saturday night's snow storm. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Plenty of water for dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trails down low have about 8 inches of wet snow, re-frozen and chopped up a bit by postholes. At the ledges, snow cover reaches about a foot and trail is defined by a snowshoe track. Past the ledges, snow changes to powder and reaches depths of about two feet with an occasional drift. Cardigan summit has plenty of snow on it -- for now.  
Name
Name: Pancks and Tesco Heaney 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-10-31 
Link
Link: http:// 
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