Ascent of Mount Cardigan on 2008-11-28
|Others in Party:||JM|
|Date:||Friday, November 28, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||3123 ft / 951 m|
Ascent Trip ReportLeft AMC hut at 10:30am, took Holt Trail to Clark / Cathedral Forest Trail to Summit. 2.6 miles one way. Summitted around 1:00, ate lunch, and took same route down and arrived AMC hut around 3:30.
Conditions were fair: Overcast; mid-30s temp; 6" of sticky snow all the way up to treeline. Hard snow crust. ice and exposed rock above treeline. 15-25mph winds at summit; about 10-20F with windchill.
Equipment: Double boots, crampons, and axe. Other hikers had snowshoes or just winter boots w/o crampons and seemed to do fine.
|Summary Total Data|
| Distance:||5.2 mi / 8.4 km|
| Route:||Clark Trail|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons|
| Weather:||Snowing, Cool, Breezy, Overcast|
| Time Up:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Time Down:||2 Hours 0 Minutes|
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