High Cabin : Mt Cardigan

Trip dates: Saturday, December 15, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, December 16, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us on this intermediate hike to the rustic High Cabin close to the summit of Mt Cardigan (3155 ft).
We will have High Cabin to ourselves in a beautiful wooded setting close to a stream which is our water source. With a full kitchen we will cook dinner and breakfast. A cozy wood stove is our source of heat and candles for lighting.
After dropping our packs at High Cabin we will summit Mt Cardigan's Bald summit which boasts 360 views.
Weather and conditions permitting, we can cross the open ridge to Mt Firescrew. As the sun is setting we will return to High Cabin for Happy Hour and prepare dinner together.
High Cabin sits just below tree line allowing us to easily walk just a short distance to South Summit apres dinner. From South Summit we can enjoy the nighttime views of the mountains and the December night sky. The moon will be in it's first quarter at this time. Bring a pad and warm clothing as we may want to 'chill' for a while in this beautiful setting. Keep our fingers crossed for clear weather!

Mileage to summit: About 2 miles one way with 1763 ft elevation gain. Plus additional 21/2 miles roundtrip to Firescrew.

Sunrise viewing before breakfast.

We can opt to hike out via Mt Gilman (Orange Mtn).

Needed: 20 degree sleeping bag. Microspikes .

Cost: $40. Includes lodging. Additional cost for food depending on number of participants.

High Cabin is the perfect place to enjoy camaraderie, a sunset, stars, and a sunrise.

Trip details

Trip region: 
New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Trip state: 
Ann Hargleroad ahargleroad@gmail.com
Ellen Stanley ellstan@comcast.net
Trip location: 
Cardigan State Park
AMC Destination: 
Cardigan Lodge
Trip country: 
Trip difficulty: 
moderately strenuous


Adults (18+)


Registration required: 
Ann Hargleroad ahargleroad@gmail.com


Fee includes: 
Includes lodging. Additional cost for food for happy hour, dinner, and breakfast depending on number of participants.
Creation date: 
2018-10-23 20:27:33.0
Last updated: 
2018-11-30 14:04:03.643