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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails
Trails: West Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 1, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Cardigan Mountain Road (Orange/Canaan side) is gated. Need to walk (icy) from the gated area to the summer lot/trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: well blazed clear trail. Cairns helpful on high ledge in the thick fog 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: what would normally be a quick cruise up and down was made a little more interesting with the icy trail turning to solid ice for 3/4's of the hike. Fog made the ledges cairn to cairn. Micro's were perfect with warm air softening the ice. Had the summit to myself (10am) and no others seen or heard until half way down.Only car at the gate earlier and counted 17 on return. Got a weird and awesome 3 minute clearing in the clouds while up top....reward for the long drive?  
Name
Name: Birdman 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-01-03 
Link
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