|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Cardigan, NH|
||West Ridge Trail, Clark Trail, South Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, April 13, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Summer lot is open. |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing 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. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
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Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.