Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails: Sawyer River Road, Signal Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Still parking on Route 302. Sawyer River Road still closed as of yesterday. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only real crossing (using the old crossing) required me to cover my boots with bags even though it was not that high, but didn't want damp feet. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Just a couple of trees down to be skirted around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Not yet! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Mostly dry trail, then some avoidable monorail (you can walk alongside), then serious monorail at about 3000'. After slabbing along "misery mile," and starting the switchbacks, snow cover more general, and mostly stable. Snow shoes carried but never used.

Light traction did the trick on all the monorail, to the summit and back. Descending was trickier, due to warming of said monorail, allowing for some spectacular post holing adding to the assortment of existing post holes. Snow shoes would have been tricky, too, due to narrowness of the monorail....sigh....spring hiking!  
Name: postal patty 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-20 
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