NewEnglandTrailConditions.com
NewEnglandTrailConditions.com:
MA
|
ME
|
NH
|
RI/CT
|
VT
|
Ski
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cardigan, NH
Trails
Trails: West Ridge Trail, Skyland Trail, South Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 5, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Extra 0.8 mile roadwalk til the gate opens (from trailhead in Orange/Canaan) in May 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Blue, Snow - Drifts, Ice - Breakable Crust 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Frozen 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Found 12" uprooted fir in woods near 1986 bog relo, to replace 1995 wood steps just downhill of it in May. Solid crust, best bushwhacking conditions in years. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Several, all happy 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: About 80% of hikers wore microspikes, the rest crampons. Ice flows everywhere, 1" spikes worked much better than micros. I think Katoohlas, Hillsounds, etc, are shortest spikes for safety in these conditions.  
Name
Name: Creag nan drochaid 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-02-05 
Link
Link: http:// 
Bookmark and Share 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.

Copyright 2009-2019, All Rights Reserved