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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: Saturday, November 30, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Summer lot easy to drive to if you have 4WD. Road is icy, maybe too risky for 2WD. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged or frozen 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blowdowns, all drains open, but ice flows overrun some. I noted a few places for new waterbars in 2014 where small springs enter the trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: probably froze solid 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Ice flows start at top of 1987 relo 1/4 mile up trail. Solid blue ice wherever it can flow, which is more than half the trail. Hillsound trail crampons are the minimum for travel on this trail, I saw people on microspikes sliding where the ice was not very steep. I crunched to wherever I wanted to go.  
Name
Name: Creag nan drochaid 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-11-30 
Link
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