Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 6:30a -
Revere Beach Parkway
Medford, Massachusetts 02155
Alcohol, Date Idea, Food, Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
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Hike Mt. Cardigan - Moderate
We'll be hiking to the rocky summit of Mt. Cardigan which offers amazing 360 degree views. Starting at the AMC’s Cardigan Lodge, hike west up the Holt/Manning Trails. Take the Holt Trail to “Grand Junction” above the wooden bridge, then take the Holt-Clark Cutoff Trail through the Cathedral Forest (now mostly blown-down) to the Clark Trail. Follow the Clark Trail to the open summit. There is a firetower at the top of Mt. Cardigan. To complete the loop, we'll take the Mowglis Trail down off the main summit and north across the semi-open ridge to the peak of Firescrew. Descend and return via the (sometimes steep) Manning Trail. Total trail distance is about 5 ½ miles.
Total Elevation: 3,155 ft
Total Mileage: Little over 5.5 miles
Total Time: Approx. 4.5 hours depending on pace and amount of breaks.
What to Bring:
Microspikes, winter hiking boots, and non-cotton layers are required. You will not be allowed to go and turned away when meeting for carpool if you do not have these items. All people who register through Ridj-it will be vetted.
Extra pair of socks (Required)
Hiking poles (optional)
1-2 liters of water
Snacks and food, chocolate, trail mix e.g.