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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails
Trails: West Ridge Trail, South Ridge Trail, Skyland Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, January 16, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Winter parking 0.8 miles downhill of summer trailhead (Canaan/Orange) was plowed.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Frozen 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blowdowns  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 6"-8" packed powder atop ice flows in the woods and rime ice on summit made for dicey walking. Agile bare-booters managed, but Hillsound's trail crampons worked perfectly.



Trails have packed trench to walk in, or broken rime ice makes for rough surface (good!) near summit. However, short crampons or at least Microspikes add much to safety and comfort. You can wander on ledges.



S. wind and warming temps made for easy conditions. Rime ice on everything in the alpine zone was a delight to see, the place really feels like winter. 3 more months of it, YAY!  
Name
Name: Creag nan drochaid 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-01-16 
Link
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