Blown away on Cardigan and Firescrew

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Trip dates: Saturday, December 14, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a traverse of Mt. Cardigan and Firescrew! We will focus on handling the weather on exposed sections of the hike rather than solely on summiting. Our route will climb about 1,900' in elevation gain, around 5.7mi in distance and will take us about 4.5 hours. This is a great chance to work on above treeline (ATL) hiking skills and help decide if bigger ATL trips are for you or not. As such, we will go even in marginal conditions, breaking trail as needed. Participants must have some prior winter hiking experience. Strong Winter Hiking Program participants who have already completed a Level 1 hike are welcome on this hike.

Trip details

Trip region: 
New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Trip state: 
Jonathan Niehof

Jon finished a round of the New England Hundred Highest just before heading off to the Southwest for four years. He's thrilled to be back in New England and working seriously on the winter 4000-footers. Other fun had in the meantime includes the Pikes Peak Marathon and a rim-to-rim-to-rim run of the Grand Canyon. Goal-oriented but interested in keeping things safe and fun.

Mikhail Nitko
Jim Hutchinson
Trip location: 
Mount Cardigan, NH
AMC Destination: 
Cardigan Lodge
Trip country: 
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Adults (18+)


Registration required: 


Creation date: 
2019-11-27 15:10:14.0
Last updated: 
2019-12-13 09:40:09.687