Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails: West Ridge Trail, Clark Trail, South Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 13, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Summer lot is open. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One 8" duck under on West Ridge Trail prior to South Ridge junction. A few minor ones not really interfering with the corridor on the South Ridge Trail between the cabin and South Peak. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Trails were generally dry and in good shape, though this report is not indicative of the conditions on the east side (from Cardigan Lodge), where winter tends to stick around longer.

West Ridge Trail was generally dry until the steeps, where there was some blue ice. I was able to bareboot up it with no issue, and there's a herd path around it as well. There's also some blue ice above Cliff's Bridge, but again it was okay to bareboot with temperatures in the 50s keeping it soft. Some wet ledges in this vicinity.

Above treeline, everything was snow free and dry.

Between Cardigan and South Peak, there was a little bit of ice lingering in low spots, but it was bare-bootable. Also a little bit of ice around Rimrock, but again no issues. Some mud in some places though, but not a big deal.  
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail: rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-04-13 
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