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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: West Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 30, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Winter lot (0.8 mi below summer lot) is plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: bridges or cross-drains 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All OK 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Well-trod snowshoe track in up to a foot of new powder. Few bare-booters struggling have not postholed it yet, though they were trying their best.


We turned around at treeline. Air temp 15F, wind NW 25-30, you figure the wind chill. Fingers got real cold in less than a minute of photography. Wind throwing snow high in the air as it blew up the fir and spruce of the west ridge, sun backlighting the snow clouds...


Classic winter day. Keep moving, keep eating and drinking. Kudos to the hard chargers who tromped out the track for us.  
Name
Name: Creag nan drochaid 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-12-31 
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