|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Cardigan, NH|
||West Ridge Trail, South Ridge Trail, Skyland Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, January 16, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Winter parking 0.8 miles downhill of summer trailhead (Canaan/Orange) was plowed. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||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!
||Creag nan drochaid |
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.