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.
Apres dinner we can walk a short distance to South Summit to view the December full moon or Cold moon. December 3 is also the moon's closest approach to earth. This makes December's Cold moon a Super Moon, looking larger than at other times of the year. Bring a pad and warm clothing as we may want to 'chill' outside 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.
Needed: 20 degree sleeping bag. Microspikes . Warm Parka. Save space in your backpack to help carry up food and supplies. Must enjoy group camaraderie
Cost: $40. Includes lodging. Additional cost for food depending on number of participants.Directions:
Directions to Cardigan Lodge The AMC's Cardigan Lodge is located at 774 Shem Valley Road in Alexandria, NH Below are the recommended directions followed by approximate driving times. Please note that MapQuest is not recommended in this instance since it