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    We climbed mount Cardigan on Easter Sunday and had excellent winter conditions. The trails were packed out and we used snowshoes for the entire trip. The bald rock summit was mostly scoured and there was no need for crampons, as there often is on this mountain. The scenery was breathtaking and there were squalls passing in all directions during the day, even one hitting the summit as we climbed the last few hundred feet across the bare rock. The wind was biting and the snow horizontal. That, combined with the thick rime ice on the summit fire tower put me much in mind of another, much higher mountain northeast of this one. Pictures here:

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    Beat you by a day

    For a late start, easy rehab hike for my friend Karen I chose Cardigan via the West Ridge trail. Even with the road walk it's only about a four mile round trip and nothing too strenuous.

    As your beautiful pictures show, the late storm had dressed up the mountain wonderfully. A great non-winter winter hike!

    My own pics HERE

    Bob

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    That west side must have really gotten an ice storm, there was less evidence of it on the east side. Perhaps though, it was the result of late afternoon sun melting the snow on the branches, then refreezing? Contrary to your comment you captured the scenes perfectly. Do you stop way down when shooting with that much glare? I always have trouble capturing similar scenes. As always, outstanding job, Bob! I must learn to embed some video in my posts as you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HikerBob
    Beat you by a day

    For a late start, easy rehab hike for my friend Karen I chose Cardigan via the West Ridge trail. Even with the road walk it's only about a four mile round trip and nothing too strenuous.

    As your beautiful pictures show, the late storm had dressed up the mountain wonderfully. A great non-winter winter hike!

    My own pics HERE

    Bob
    Wow - excellent pictures. Very very nice. Thanks!
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