|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Cardigan, NH|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, January 11, 2015|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Left from AMC Lodge. Road is very passable still. Minimal ice however it is a dirt road. |
||Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Traction, Ice Axe |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Safely frozen in all areas. Bridge over Bailey brook still necessary as brook is not completely frozen yet |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Saw some dogs. Careful with the cold we've had |
|Lost and Found:
||Holt trail to Grand Junction is consistent snow base. Skinning or hiking with microspikes is good. Holt trail beyond Grand junction is not recommended without crampons minimum, and Ice axe is desired when you break the tree line. Skinning isn't of much use past grand junction as you follow close to a stream and the trail is quite rocky. The sign that warns of Holt's steepness is not joking, this trail is serious business, especially in winter. |
If your looking for some excitement it is a great trip. Splitboarded up, snowboarded down alexandria all the way to car, except for bailey brook crossing and 2 small uphill sections.
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.