Ascent of Mount Cardigan on 1956-08-23

Climber: Chip Carpenter

Others in Party:6 family and friends
Date:Thursday, August 23, 1956
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Cardigan
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3123 ft / 951 m

Ascent Trip Report

first peak climbed as a 10 yr old with family...

this peak is very accessible to any age climber...
offers a fine base lodge - excellent trails - solid scramble over bare rock above tree line - exposed in the last 1/4 mile to peak - plus there's a beautiful 360° view and'a fire tower.

great introduction to climbing mountains... in a real sense the experience of this climb holds everything one will find when hiking up any mountain... especially experiencing the inner determination and the self discipline to make a successful climb and to experience the satisfaction and enjoyment of achievement.

been up it at least 11 times now - done as camp pasquaney day hikes... gatherings of family and friends to usher along young new hikers and interested friends.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1751 ft / 533 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1751 ft / 533 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1751 ft / 533 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:1st mountain - Cathedral Spruce Trail
    Start Trailhead:cardigan lodge  1372 ft / 418 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1751 ft / 533 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Cathedral Spruce Trail
    End Trailhead:cardigan lodge  1372 ft / 418 m

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