Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails: Sawyer River Road, Signal Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot was quite icy. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: As expected after Sunday's rain-melt event, crossing of Carrigain Brook was sketchy. Studied various unsavory options before choosing the lesser of evils. Waterproof boots mandatory this day! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Sawyer River Road was hard packed by the snowmobiles pre rain-melt on Sunday and was barebootable, not icy.

Lower Signal Ridge Trail was quite icy near the river. Brand new Hillsound spikes much appreciated. :) Over height of land on the flats was a stretch of beautiful green ice in the trail with water running through the center. Toyed with taking the old trail at relo #3, took a look at the Carrigain River crossing, and backtracked to the new route as we could not see a viable way across river sans fishing waders. Crossing at new, improved trail wasn't a whole lot better. We ended up going just a tad downstream and ended up getting only 2-3" of our thankfully waterproof boots under water.

Majority of remainder of route up to summit was a cakewalk for this time of year. There were 3-4 small stretches where it was obvious that deluges of water had come down during Sunday's rains, leaving a surface of frozen leaves. Most of trail was a relatively smooth, hard packed surface that made for fast walking. Almost "boilerplate" conditions off trail!

Awesome views from Signal Ridge pre-snowstorm. Had the entire mountain to ourselves this day.  
Name: Snowflea & Fancypants 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-01-13 
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