Ascent of Mount Cardigan on 2013-05-04

Climber: Paul Blanchette

Others in Party:Steve Blanchette
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.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1731 ft / 527 m
    Elevation Loss:183 ft / 55 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1731 ft / 527 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:Holt trail
    Trailhead:AMC Hut  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 at 2940  2940 ft / 896 m
    Time Down:20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: cardigan firescrew (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Cardigan2013-05-04 a
2Firescrew2013-05-04 b

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