Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails: Signal Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 14, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Big lot at trailhead though it was completely full when I got there at noon with cars spilling out onto the road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easily crossed though the beaver has been hard at work above the Carrigan Notch trail junction 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail in great shape! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw three dogs on the trail. lots of water down low. Only a few small seeps beyond the last stream crossing a few tenths of a mile beyond Carrigan notch trail junction (except for spring at site of ex fire warden's cabin right below summit thought water in non potable) 
Bugs: A few pesky mosquitos down low but not bothersome 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Saw a pair of nice tennis shoes coming down at the main crossing .2 miles from the trailhead. Thought they might belong to someone enjoying the water but didn't see anyone. If there yours there about 10 feet above the crossing. 
Comments: I'll add a bit to pepper and me's report. Trail was largely dry. There are several patches of mud over about .1 mile stretch once you get close to Carrigan notch junction but generally you can stay on the rocks and stay out of it. The beaver has been busy! there is a good beaver dam just above Carrigan notch trail junction - you have to cross the outlet on some big rocks and tree trunks - watch your step on the tree trunks they were a bit wet and slippery - Two minor stretches with water on the trail on the long 1 mile straight stretch but nothing to worry about. Met many coming down and a group on top that was backpacking. Unfortunately clouds and haze so not perfect views but still amazing and it was #47 for me with Garfield to go!  
Name: Brian from Maine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-08-15 
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