Mount Cardigan, New Hampshire

Prominence: 1890 ft, 576 m

Elevation: 3123 feet, 952 meters

True Isolation: 13.39 mi, 21.55 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 3123 ft / 952 m
SubpeaksFirescrew (3040 ft/927 m)
Mount Cardigan-South Peak (2864 ft/873 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)43° 38' 59'' N, 71° 54' 51'' W
43.649585, -71.914251 (Dec Deg)
264977 E 4837082 N, Zone 19 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNew Hampshire
County/Second Level RegionGrafton

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Lists that contain Mount Cardigan:
     YMCA Alpine Club List (NH) (Rank #94)
     New England Top 50 by Prominence (Rank #45)
     U.S. State Park High Points (Rank #24)
     New Hampshire 52 with a View (Rank #25)
     New Hampshire Fire Towers (Rank #2)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 819
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 704)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1956-08-23 by Chip Carpenter
     2008-10-12 by Joe Putzer
     2008-11-28 by Daniel Ryan
     2011-03-12 by Karen Lemieux
     2011-07-15 by Ben Morrow
     2012-10-13 by Jeffrey McLean
     2013-09-15 by Wesley Barry (GPS Track)
     2013-10-25 by Spencer Corcoran
     2014-08-10 by Matthew Ledwith
     2015-03-21 by Chris Calabrese
     2015-03-29 by Spencer Corcoran
     2015-04-17 by Spencer Corcoran
     2015-05-30 by Chris Stempek (GPS Track)
     2015-07-10 by Gianina Lindsey
     2015-08-01 by Spencer Corcoran
     2015-11-27 by Aaron Gustafson (GPS Track)
     2016-04-10 by Arthur Caverly (GPS Track)
     2017-08-04 by Connor McEntee (GPS Track)
     2017-10-01 by Red Rum (GPS Track)
     2017-10-12 by Nicholas Daniel
     2017-11-17 by Evan Mugford
     2019-03-09 by Floyd Greenwood
     2019-08-03 by Richard Bedard (GPS Track)
     2019-09-08 by Map Man
     2020-06-28 by Richard Bedard (GPS Track)
     2020-12-09 by Mark Akers (GPS Track)
     2021-04-14 by Sean Merges

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Cardigan Summit with firetower, view from Firescrew peak (2013-05-04). Photo by Steve Blanchette.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1890 ft/576 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1890 ft/576 m
  Line Parent: Smarts Mountain
  Key Col: Bucks Corner    1233 ft/376 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 13.39 mi/21.55 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 43.8242, -72.0308
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Smarts Mountain  (NNW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Northern U.S. Appalachians
Range4: New England Upland
Range5: Southern New Hampshire
Drainage Basins
Long Island Sound
Atlantic-Eastern USA
Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic-Eastern USA
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Cardigan State Park (Highest Point)
Topo MapMount Cardigan O43071f8 1:24,000
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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Fire tower on Cardigan summit (2013-05-04). Photo by Steve Blanchette.
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A lil snowy cairn on the West Ridge Trail -- I believe this one points right to an AMC junction or something. The trail to the left goes to the peak (2017-11-17). Photo by Evan Mugford.
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