Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Nancy, Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails: Signal Ridge Trail, Carrigain Notch Trail, Nancy Pond Trail, herd path, Desolation Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Signal Ridge trailhead at 7:30 AM. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings could be rock hopped without much difficulty. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Carrigain Notch, Desolation, and Nancy Pond Trails all easy to follow; Nancy Pond Trail was a bit brushy in spots. Herd path to Mt. Nancy narrow and overgrown in sections (it's a herd path!), but with clearly discernible footway. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: We saw a few, but upper Desolation Trail would be tricky, given the steep, slippery boulders and slabs. 
Bugs: Believe there's a yellow jacket nest about 1.5 miles up the Carrigain Notch Trail from where it splits off from the Signal Ridge Trail- both of us were stung without warning while walking down the trail, and we encountered another group later in the day that had the same problem. Be careful! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Colorful display of foliage (not quite peak, but lots of yellows and a few reds) in Carrigain Notch and up to Norcross Pond and Mt. Nancy. Gray display of clouds and fog surrounding the Mt. Carrigain observation tower and Signal Ridge. Great day out nonetheless; saw several other hikers ascending the Desolation Trail, and saw lots once descending the Signal Ridge Trail.  
Name: Jason 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-10-07 
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