Ascent of Mount Cardigan on 2015-04-17

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, April 17, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Cardigan
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3123 ft / 951 m

Ascent Trip Report

Going up to Cardigan from Firescrew had its own challenges, but overall I didn't regret not going back down the Manning Trail one bit. The ridge walking made the extra gain well worth it- so many good views and a lot of ledgy goodness! Once on the top, I hung out for a bit and caught my breath, then headed down the Clark Trail.

Overall, the Clark/Cathedral Forest/Holt combo was MUCH easier than the Manning Trail, despite being longer and having more snow/ice. Easier grades and better footing made it so. Back down to the Lodge in an hour.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:150 ft / 45 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1841 ft / 560 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:150 ft / 45 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 59 ft / 18 m; Extra: 91 ft / 27m
    Loss on way in:91 ft / 27 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Mowglis Trail
    Start Trailhead:Firescrew  3064 ft / 933 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1750 ft / 533 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:Clark Trail, Cathedral Forest Trail, Holt Trail
    End Trailhead:Cardigan Lodge  1373 ft / 418 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Cardigan/Firescrew

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Firescrew2015-04-171750 ft / 533 m
2Mount Cardigan2015-04-17150 ft / 46 m
Total Trip Gain: 1900 ft / 579 m    Total Trip Loss: 1841 ft / 561 m

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