We’re Back!

Sorry for the blackout. We’ve been having some technical problems with our website for the past week or so, but we have it sorted out now and we are back up. We may have fixed the bugs on the website, but the real bugs, black flies, are still pestering us on th mountain. New worktrips…

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Season Starts Soon…

Photo by Nick Colaiacomo

Hello Trail Crew, We seem to have made it through this would-be winter with not much snow but five mud seasons. Snow’s about melted, we can start patrolling trails. This note is just to say that we’ll start soon, but conditions are not quite ready. Gates are still across roads at Cardigan and at Kearsarge.…

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Anatomy of a Spring Patrol

By Wes Tucker Anybody who has spent time in New Hampshire knows that there are more seasons than just the basic four. The spring thaw is followed by mud season. Then fast on it’s heels comes black fly season. But wedged in between them is a brief window of time that Cardigan Highlanders call spring…

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New Trail Map!

Cardigan Highlanders is proud to present our new Cole Pond Trail Map. This often overlooked hiking trail has been in need of an accurate trail map for a long time. Using the latest USGS topo map as a base, we incorporated USGS data, GPS tracks, and on-the-ground observations to get the trail as accurate as…

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Winter Solitude

Under the guise of scouting trail condions on Mount Sunapee, but really just wanting to take a hike, Team Leader Josh sent us this image from White Ledge above Lake Solitude. He noted a few blowdowns to be cleared in the Spring, but the trail is orherwise in pretty good shape. Looking at this picture…

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“Now Our Hikers Know It’s 1.2 Miles”

Dec 10, 23 New Sign

The trailwork season might be officially over, but that isn’t stopping our crew from tidying up some loose ends. On 12/10, crew member Josh hiked up to Lake Solitude on Mount Sunapee to install a new trail sign. Hiking through the rain, snow, and high water, he monted the replacement sign at the junction of…

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Cardigan Mtn. Limited Access July 17- Aug. 31

The N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources has released the following press statement concerning work on the Cardigan summit fire tower. Cardigan Mtn. trail and summit access to be limited periodically by fire tower replacement project July 17- Aug. 31 The N.H. Division of Forests and Lands is cautioning hikers who wish to visit…

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Anatomy of a Spring Patrol

By Wes Tucker Anybody who has spent time in New Hampshire knows that there are more seasons than just the basic four. The spring thaw is followed by mud season. Then fast on it’s heels comes black fly season. But wedged in between them is a brief window of time that Cardigan Highlanders call spring…

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Friends of Mount Sunapee releases a new film

The Friends of Mount Sunapee has announced the release of a new film focused on Mount Sunapee’s Old Growth Forest. The film, The Forgotten Forest Primeval Re-Discovering Mount Sunapee’s Old Growth, highlights the rare, exemplary forest on Mount Sunapee as well as the early history of its protection as Forest Society’s first reservation in 1911.…

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Words of Wisdom

Photo by Nick Colaiacomo

“Everything we do here has it’s applications to water.” CLICK PICTURE BELOW TO PLAY VIDEO https://cardiganhighlanders.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/IMG_5241.mp4

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