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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mowglis Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Back 80 Trail, Elwell Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, November 24, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: AMC Cardigan Lodge lot was empty this morning at 10:00; one other car in the lot at 2:30 pm. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing of note. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Four blowdowns on the Elwell Trail: two about 0.2 miles east of intersection with Back 80 (one stepover eSaw, one duck[limbo?]under Silky Saw); the other two within a half mile west of summit of Mowglis Mountain (one duckunder eSaw, one stepover Silky Saw) 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a section of a hiking pole on the Back 80 Trail, east of the cellar hole. We left it atop the trail sign, near the map kiosk, near the lodge. 
 
Comments
Comments: A (very) quiet Thanksgiving hike to wrap up some trailwork on the Elwell Trail between the Back 80 Trail and Mowglis Mountain.

We finished some brushing and removed a half-dozen good-sized blowdowns. This section of trail is in good shape for winter; four remaining blowdowns can wait until there's better, snowshoe-able snow cover on the trail.

Beaver pond network visible from Elwell Trail viewpoint ledge is probably twice the size it's been for the past several years -- definitely active.  
Name
Name: Pancks and Tesco Heaney 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-11-24 
Link
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