|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Cardigan, NH|
||West Ridge Trail, Ranger Cabin Trail, Clark Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, March 10, 2013|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||0.8 mile roadwalk from gate (Canaan side of Cardigan) to trailhead.
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow |
||Light Traction, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Snow bridges and two wooden ones |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Two small blowdowns on Ranger Cabin Trail; two cairns on West Ridge Trail have lost upper stones to frost(?) or vandals after 4 years. Repairs in spring. |
|Lost and Found:
||Gorgeous warm sunny day, light breeze from SE. Walked from cars to warden's cabin 1 hr 10 mins. w/ 30-lb pack. Easiest hiking of the season. Eight skiers + 6 hikers summited from noon-2:30 while I was there. Wind increased around 2 PM but views just too perfect to leave. Finally descended 2.3 miles to cars in 1 h 40 m.|
All trails I hiked had snowshoe tracks, so starting as early as we can while the temps are near freezing makes for best footing. I did well with hiking boots, gaiters, and Hillsound trail crampons.
||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.