Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, Mt. Cardigan (South Peak), NH
Trails: Holt Trail, Cathedral Forest Trail, Clark Trail, Hurricane Gap Trail, South Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 23, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Roads to Cardigan Lodge (Mount Cardigan Road and Shem Valley Road) are plowed/sanded, and lodge parking lot is plowed.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings are either snow-bridged or negligible.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: None -- there were no blowdowns (woo hoo!).  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Up to Clark/Hurricane Gap Trail junction, trail is very nicely packed (light traction only). Beyond here, to either the Warden's Cabin via Clark Trail or South Peak via Hurricane Gap and South Ridge Trails, trail is broken but drifted over in some spots -- flotation recommended. On summit cone and also on South Peak, trail turns to boilerplate with some ice and, for the most part, decent snow cover (this will certainly not be the case after the warm temperatures and rain forecast for Sunday evening/Monday). Recommend light traction here -- I wore MSR Denalis the entire way and had no problems on ice/boilerplate/drifts.  
Name: Ike Broflovski 
E-Mail: info(at)barkingcat(dot)net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-01-23 
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