Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails: Holt Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff (Cathedral Forest Trail), Clark Trail, Hurricane Gap Trail, South Ridge Trail, Ranger Cabin Trail, West Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 5, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Main parking lot at the AMC Cardigan Lodge was full this morning, and the secondary lot was almost full -- parking along Shem Valley Road will probably be necessary at some point early today. NOTE: Shem Valley Road has recently been regraded, and is no longer pot-holed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings were not an issue. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in good shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Plenty of water in the creeks/streams. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Trails are almost completely snow-free, and any wet spots were frozen solid this morning. Beyond the ledges, trails were icy in some spots, but ice could be avoided with some care. The 0.2-mile Ranger Cabin Trail -- which connects the South Ridge Trail with the West Ridge Trail -- was the worst, with ice covering large sections of the open granite ledges; again, with care, the ice could be avoided. With temperatures warming a bit today and tomorrow, some of this may dry out. The summit cone of Mt. Cardigan is almost completely snow-free.  
Name: Pancks and Tesco Heaney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-11-05 
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