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Thread: Mt. Cardigan (NH) Elwell Trail

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    Senior Member McRat's Avatar
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    Dec 2004
    Malden, MA

    Mt. Cardigan (NH) Elwell Trail

    Great to see the lost trails site is back up. It got me thinking of a non-WMNF trail which I hear is going away. The Elwell trail.

    The AMC guide suggests treating this trail which connects Cardigan to Newfound Lake as if it were abandoned... that it is mostly a bushwhack after the power lines. I took this trail back in the early 80's, and would love to give it another go.

    Anyone been by this way recently?

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    Apr 2004
    Concord, NH
    I've found the Elwell Trail out to Mt Oregon tricky to follow in places but certainly not abandoned. I noticed there has been some maintenance in the last few years (think it's Camp Mowglis doing the work) but the trail does have many sections that could use attention. I usually hike out to Mt Oregon once a year but haven't been yet this year so my information is about a year old. Usually stop at the Cu Na Mara for a brew after hiking this area.
    Hope this is helpful.
    Happy Hiking, Don L
    (s.k.a. Hot'N'Sweaty)

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    Senior Member bogorchis's Avatar
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    Sep 2003

    Web site for lost trails?

    What is the web site for lost trails? This is great news!

    Wildflower lover

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    Moderator David Metsky's Avatar
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    Somerville, MA
    Lost Trails Website

    There's a thread on it here .


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