Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails: Signal Ridge Trail, Carrigain Notch Trail, Desolation Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at the Signal Ridge trailhead although it can fill up on weekends. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Carrigain Brook crossing on Signal Ridge Trail and Carrigain Branch on the Desolation Trail were easy rock hops. The water levels are low. There are many dry brook beds especially on the Carrigain Notch Trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good condition. The footing on Signal Ridge Trail near the summit of Mt Carrigain has improved footing. Many new signs at the trail junctions. Many of the bog bridges on the Carrigain Notch Trail are deteriorated (wilderness area). 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Trails should be good for dogs 
Bugs: Some mosquitoes in Carrigain Notch. Not bad today. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: It had been a while since I hiked the loop over Mt Carrigain via Carrigain Notch. I saw no other hikers while on the Carrigain Notch Trail and nobody on Desolation Trail until halfway up the mountain. Great views from the observation tower. Watch for wires on the Desolation Trail. There was one place where the old wires from the fire tower were on the margin of the pathway which could trip up a hiker. Most of the time the wires were off to the side of the trail.  
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-08-14 
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