Ascent of Mount Cardigan on 2015-03-21
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, March 21, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||3123 ft / 951 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI did Cardigan via the West Ridge Trail. The road to the trailhead was closed for the season so I parked at the entrance and hiked up to the trail. There were three other cars there and it was partly cloudy when I started. For the most part the trail was well broken all the way to the rocky summit, so my micro spikes were sufficient. It was a clear sunny day by the time I reached the top and ran into about a dozen other hikers including a group of children. Clear views in every direction on top including Camel's Hump and Mansfield in Vermont to the West and Northwest.
On the descent, I slid down on my butt in a few spots. 2 hours up, 1 hour down to the car. Spectacular day on Cardigan.
|Summary Total Data|
| Route:||Road / West Ridge Trail|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Crampons, Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Time:||2 Hours |
| Time:||1 Hours |
This page has been served 290 times since 2005-01-15.