Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails: West Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot at gate plowed but icy. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Literally bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Everything in fine shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Only found myself. 
Comments: Was a bit sketched out be what I might find above treeline. Up to there everything was perfect and packed smooth. Once above treeline it wasn't as I had feared. Some bare rock, some ice, some snow covered ice, snow in the cracks and crevices. I wore hillsounds the whole hike, except for a bit on the bare rock, but it had a bit of ice mixed in so went back into spikes. Just stayed on the ice and snow as much as possible to not dull the spikes too much. Wind was around 30-40 and coming from the SE, meaning it was worse coming down than going up, right in the face. Didn't see a soul the few hours I was there, the hill was all mine.  
Name: Capt. A 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-02-01 
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