Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, Mt. Cardigan (South Peak), NH
Trails: Holt Trail, Holt-Clark Cutoff (Cathedral Forest Trail), Clark Trail, Hurricane Gap Trail, South Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 27, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Very busy this morning: main lot at the AMC Cardigan Lodge was full, and the secondary lot was half full -- there's room for three or four more cars before parking along Shem Valley Road is necessary. Shem Valley Road has recently had some of the rough/rutted spots filled/graded, so it's in decent shape. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings are not a problem. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in very good shape. Prior to the lower ledges, trails are mostly dry. Lower ledges are a bit wet in some spots. Upper ledges are dry.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Streams and creeks are running full right now -- plenty of water. 
Bugs: Down low, the mosquitoes were quite aggressive; moving at a fast pace didn't seem to hinder them. Up top, the stiff breezes kept them at bay. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: One trail maintenance item of note: herd path on upper (left-hand) bank of Holt Trail immediately west of the Croo Bridge continues to erode that bank. The actual section of trail that people are trying to avoid there -- the first 20 or so feet past the bridge -- is in good shape, a little bit wet but not muddy (not as muddy as the herd path has become).  
Name: Pancks and Tesco Heaney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-05-27 
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