Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails: Signal Ridge Trail, Carrigain Notch Trail, Desolation Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 7, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Signal Ridge trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy crossing on rocks on Carrigain Brook on Signal Ridge Trail and on the tributary of Carrigain Branch on the Desolation Trail. There were many dry stony stream beds especially down low on the Carrigain Notch Trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Overall the trails are in good condition. There was erosion on the Carrigain Notch Trail just east of its junction with the Nancy Pond Trail. There was also some undergrowth intruding on this section of the trail. At the foot of the Desolation Trail just uphill from the river crossing has mud spanned by rotting logs. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one dog on Signal Ridge Trail. 
Bugs: Very few today. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A sign indicated that there would be construction on the summit observation platform starting Sept 8th. There was lumber near the summit.
The loop circuit via Carrigain Notch up Desolation Trail provides nice hiking in the Pemigewasset Wilderness.
Lots of hikers out today. Great views from the summit tower and from Signal Ridge.  
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-09-07 
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