Ascent of Mount Cardigan on 2015-07-10

Climber: Gianina Lindsey

Others in Party:Aidan (10)
Cameron (9)
Date:Friday, July 10, 2015
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

Busy day with lots of traffic, but not to the point of ruining the hike. Some avoidable mud still on West Ridge Trail. Few bugs which was great. My boys first time up Cardigan (and mine in the Summer).. took Mowgli's Trail over to Firescrew. A little steep coming off Cardigan, but then a great 0.5 mile walk over rock slab made extra great by amazing views back to Cardigan the entire way. Look for the white blazes and cairns (cairns easier to spot at first) coming off Cardigan. There is 1 white blaze that leads you off trail at first, but once you realize no more blazes or cairns, it is easy enough to backtrack and locate the trail again. I had read about it, made the same mistake, but was able to get back on course very easily. A great day!
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:West Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:Cardigan State Park parking  
Descent Statistics
    End Trailhead:Cardigan Fire Tower  
Ascent Part of Trip: Cardigan & Firescrew

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Cardigan2015-07-10 
3Mount Cardigan2015-07-10 

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