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    Junior Member Greenpoint's Avatar
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    Mt. Cardigan

    My wife and I thinking about hiking up Mt. Cardigan this Friday via the West Ridge Trail. Has anybody been to the summit recently and (hopefully) confirm that there's no snow or ice there yet?

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    Check here netrailconditions.com Go to the section for 52 WAV and you will find trip reports on Cardigan.

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    I'd bring traction (microspikes, etc) and a few extra layers. Summit tends to be cold and windy, 'specially at this time of year.
    Bob Kittredge - still truckin'

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    Thank you. Much appreciated

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    Also, keep an eye on this for the Cardigan lodge:

    https://www.outdoors.org/outdoor-act...ountry-weather

    1-2 inches as of this morning. High temps. at the summit around freezing tomorrow, so I'd agree with the spikes.

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    Also note that the west ridge trail in particular tends to be wet and develops a lot of thick ice in several places, not just up top. Probably not a major concern this early, but once the days stay below freezing in the valley, bring full crampons for this route or expect to spend some time on detours looking for trees to hold on to.

    Getting to the trail-head should not be an issue... yet.

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