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Ascent of Mount Cardigan on 2008-11-28

Climber: Daniel Ryan

Others in Party:JM
Date:Friday, November 28, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Cardigan
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3123 ft / 951 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left AMC hut at 10:30am, took Holt Trail to Clark / Cathedral Forest Trail to Summit. 2.6 miles one way. Summitted around 1:00, ate lunch, and took same route down and arrived AMC hut around 3:30.

Conditions were fair: Overcast; mid-30s temp; 6" of sticky snow all the way up to treeline. Hard snow crust. ice and exposed rock above treeline. 15-25mph winds at summit; about 10-20F with windchill.

Equipment: Double boots, crampons, and axe. Other hikers had snowshoes or just winter boots w/o crampons and seemed to do fine.

Summary Total Data
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:Clark Trail
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 0 Minutes



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