• Welcome to AlpineZone, the largest online community of skiers and snowboarders in the Northeast!

    You may have to REGISTER before you can post. Registering is FREE, gets rid of the majority of advertisements, and lets you participate in giveaways and other AlpineZone events!

Cardigan Firescrew Loop

Abubob

New member
Joined
Apr 9, 2010
Messages
2,999
Points
0
Location
Alexandria, NH
Well ... sort of. I underestimated our exit time by over an hour. I had figured we be out sometime during the twilight. It was pitch black by the time we were done because there was no moon. I brought headlamps thinking we'd need them toward the last mile or so. We hiked three miles in the dark - maybe two in complete darkness. The lamps really saved our butts.
 

Cannonball

New member
Joined
Oct 18, 2007
Messages
3,669
Points
0
Location
This user has been deleted
Fantastic! Nice trip. If you want to ski that this year let me know. I've skied a portion of that. Would love to do the full thing with someone who knows the route well.
 

Abubob

New member
Joined
Apr 9, 2010
Messages
2,999
Points
0
Location
Alexandria, NH
I skied the Duke trail last year but didn't get up to the snowfields. Too icey on the upper cone that day. I've drooled over the Alexandria trail for too long. I'll let you when I'm going. Most likely be spur of the moment kind of thing.


Sent from my iPad using AlpineZone mobile app
 

Cannonball

New member
Joined
Oct 18, 2007
Messages
3,669
Points
0
Location
This user has been deleted
Skied most of the Alexandria a couple years ago. Ran into some rain before the top, so we came down a little earlier than planned. But the trail is classic and have been dying to do it again.
 

Bumpsis

Active member
Joined
Mar 25, 2004
Messages
1,011
Points
36
Location
Boston, MA
The idea of skiing the Alexandria trail is on my "to do" list. I don't have any rando equpiemnt nor do I tele, but I'm willing snow shoe up with my dowhill gear on my back. So here are the questions that perhaps you can help me with:

Is the shlep up longer or the same as up to Tuckermans Ravine? Just someting for a reference since I've the done latter.
What trail would you recommend I snowshoe up? I'm sure that Alexandria ski trail is only for down traffic only during full ski season.
Are the any extensive flat sections of Alexandria where my alpine set up would be a significant setback?
 

Abubob

New member
Joined
Apr 9, 2010
Messages
2,999
Points
0
Location
Alexandria, NH
Lets see... In order: Shorter. Holt-Clark trail. No.


Sent from my iPad using AlpineZone mobile app
 
Top