|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Cardigan (attempt), NH|
||West Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, December 30, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Winter lot (0.8 mi below summer lot) is plowed |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||bridges or cross-drains |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||All OK |
|Lost and Found:
|| 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.
||Creag nan drochaid |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.