At 3,155 ft, the open summit mountain of Mt. Cardigan is on the New Hampshire "52 With A View" hiking list. I decided to hike it on 10/27/2012 using the Holt Trail on the way up and the Manning Trail on the way down. The day started off clear and sunny, but part way up became cloudy as the outer edges of a nearby hurricane worked north. On the summit it was completely clouded in with a temperature of 49 degrees. The wind was averaging 18 mph and gusting up to 22 mph. The hike was good even without a view. The lack of a view from the summit just gives me another reason to come back again.
After leaving the AMC lodge, the Holt Trail follows and old woods road