Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, Mt. Cardigan (South Peak), Rimrock, NH
Trails: Access road, West Ridge Trail, South Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 29, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking is at the junction of Cardigan Mtn. Rd and Burnt Hill Rd. Room for about a dozen or so cars in the spaces and along the road; after that, it could get tight. The former road is not plowed in winter and has to be walked. Adds 1.4 miles both ways. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged by ice or wood. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One duck-under of note on the South Ridge Trail that I gonked my head on. Really kind of my fault, since I didn't see it coming... 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw quite a few that were having a blast! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Trail conditions were a mixed bag. Early on, the lower part of the West Ridge Trail was well packed and consolidated. The South Ridge Trail from the 0.5 mile marker to the Clark Trail was noticeably less traveled, with more postholes. A LOT of ice still lingers on the upper ledges; hence, some sort of traction would be beneficial. Up high, there is still several feet of snow- some of the trail signs were almost completely buried- so winter ain't going anywhere yet. Going down, the snow became more soft and slushy due to rising temps, and there were more postholes than when I came up.

Excellent views from all three peaks, and the ridge walking was excellent as always.  
Name: Spencer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-03-29 
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