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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, Firescrew, NH
Trails
Trails: Holt Trail, Mowglis Trail, Manning Trail, Alexandria Ski Trail, Duke's Ski Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 18, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: last mile of road to the Cardigan Lodge had large mud ruts - tough driving 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all crossings bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: absolutely no issues 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: From the main trails listed, I explored and poked around the primary ski trails on snowshoes hoping for decent snow coverage but I kept the skis in the car. Good solid base on all. A few postholes from bareboots on the Alexandria. Thin coating of dusty snow over icy base on Duke's; evidence of one skier today on it - kudos to the person who was able to cut turns on it - it was ROUGH and TOUGH. Duke's Pasture about 30% bare ground and bare across the entire trail in the steeps for a stretch. Just one big dump of snow and that place will have some AWESOME skiing/riding!!! :)



Ridge was extremely icy as expected and a little gusty. Most people were on micros.  
Name
Name: Becca M 
E-Mail
E-Mail: beccahiker@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-02-18 
Link
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