Backcountry skiing at Mt. Cardigan

  • February 16, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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New Snow.... should still have some fresh stuff on Mt. Cardigan. I'll be driving up from Boston on Saturday morning to search for a few virgin turns. Anyone care to join? I'll be skinning up, but I'm sure snowshoes or another traction device should get you to the top. I have an extra pair of snowshoes if needed. I'd love to drive up with somebody from Boston, or meet on the way, or just meet at the lodge if that makes sense. The start time is a moving target, depending on where people are coming from.

 

 

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  • Jay B.

    How did it go folks?

    February 19, 2013

    • Jay B.

      I can, I will not be able to attend.. Would really like to but I am organizing the Prezi Traverse that weekend.. Bummed.. If there is a Organizer I could post it as a Meetup and those interested could attend... Next year for me for sure...!!!

      February 19, 2013

    • Fede

      I think we will have to join you next year. The list is only open for Saturday Advance, and both intermediate and advanced are taken for Sunday. Its not worth the trip for just one day. Darn...

      February 21, 2013

  • Anthony Tony G.

    Just got off the phone with Cardigan lodge. They report decent spring skiing conditions due to the warm weather this week. Maybe a fresh dusting in the morning too. Any other takers?

    February 15, 2013

    • Jay B.

      I can post to the group tonight. Give me a call if you can[masked]

      February 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Tony and I will be meeting up in Malden at about 0700. Any other takers can hit me up here with cell info and I'll contact you.

      February 15, 2013

  • Lauren P.

    I'm heading to Cardigan tomorrow, but I won't be there at 9... hope to see you all out there later in the day!

    February 15, 2013

  • Courtney D.

    is this scheduled for Saturday (2/16) as advertised? Or another date. The descriptions shows Wednesday activity, so i am totally floored.

    February 11, 2013

    • Jay B.

      Courtney Date was moved from before due to no snow.. I pretty sure its still on this weekend.. Anthony is the man for this Meetup...

      February 11, 2013

    • Anthony Tony G.

      Courtney, sorry for the delay. I am shooting for this weekend. Waiting to see how the weather pans out. I know we just got a ton of snow, but looking at some warm temps this week, but some snow expected again this weekend. I will continue to update the post as things develop.

      February 11, 2013

  • Anthony Tony G.

    Hey all, sorry for the radio silence. Just got back from a long weekend at Stratton, enjoying the weekend snow. Looks like we have some snow coming this weekend too. If people are flexible, I may delay until Sunday to take advantage of Saturday's snow. I will call the lodge mid-week to check on conditions and post an update at that time. Thanks for your patience.

    BTW, I'm pretty new to the backcountry side of skiing. I'm the organizer, but I am not a guide, nor an expert. I am hoping we can all learn from each other. If you come expecting a pro then you will be sorely disappoined. I picked Cardigan to start with because it is a relatively moderate trip.

    February 11, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Hey Boyz's So snow is coming.. There is a fair base on the ground now on northern slopes.. My Cabin is on Northern slopes.. This weekend if we do get the foot could turn out pretty good? I just got the flyer for the Ski Fest out in the Daks.. If you want to post a Meetup for it? let me know happy to set something up.. I am sadly committed that weekend cause I wanted to go to it.. Let me know...

    1 · February 6, 2013

    • Fede

      Jay is that for saturday or sunday?

      February 7, 2013

    • Jay B.

      Ski Fest is for the whole weekend.. Fri - Sun

      February 7, 2013

  • Anthony Tony G.

    Just got off the phone with Cardigan. They didn't get much snow to improve the conditions, and now it is freezing rain. Probably going to push this back.

    January 22, 2013

  • Anthony Tony G.

    Hey there everyone. I'd be happy to hold one of these again on a weekend. I was just hoping to cash in on some fresh snow. Looks like windchill will be around -25 tomorrow, so I may hold off anyway. Dana, I was planning on doing the Duke's ski trail as described in the AMC book "Backcountry Skiing Adventures". Always looking for partners in this, so keep your eyes out for more. Moosilauke and Chocurua will probably follow.

    January 22, 2013

  • Dana

    Would love to do this on a day I'm not working. Curious, do you have a route on Cardigan or are you coming down the trails?

    January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Agree with Jeff, any chance of getting one of these together for a weekend day?

    January 22, 2013

  • Jeffrey

    Looks like fun but I have to work.

    January 22, 2013

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