Ascent of Mount Cardigan on 2013-05-04

Climber: Steve Blanchette

Others in Party:Paul Blanchette -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, May 4, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Cardigan
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3123 ft / 951 m

Ascent Trip Report

From AMC lodge headed up via Holt trail to Cardigan summit. Holt trail had a lot of steep and exposed rock faces you have to scramble and climb up. Some great views and resting points along the way. We then hiked ridge line to Firescrew peak and then down via Manning trail back to lodge.
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Cardigan Summit with firetower, view from Firescrew peak (2013-05-04). Photo by Steve Blanchette.
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Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1731 ft / 527 m
    Elevation Loss:183 ft / 55 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Sunny and nice
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1731 ft / 527 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:Holt Trail
    Trailhead:AMC Lodge  1392 ft / 424 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:183 ft / 55 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Manning Trail
    Trailhead:Saddle  2940 ft / 896 m
    Time Down:0 Hours 20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Cardigan Firescrew Loop (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Cardigan2013-05-04 a
2Firescrew2013-05-04 b
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Steve Blanchette
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

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Other Photos

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Fire tower on Cardigan summit (2013-05-04). Photo by Steve Blanchette.
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