Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails: Signal Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Sawyer River Road gate is open. Parked across from the trail head. I was the first car at 8AM, 1 other car at 3PM. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Took off my boots to cross Carrrigain Brook. I couldn’t find a good spot to rock hop with the high water. Rock hopping was possible on other brooks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several large blow downs (5+) were across the trail and too big for me to move. All could be crossed by either going under, over or around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None today. 
Bugs: Bugs were starting to irritate me, so I gave them the OFF. First time I needed it this spring. They are coming! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Trail is dry w/ little mud up to 3,000 ft. Then, the trail has running water in a few spots.

Above 3,500 ft, there is unstable monorail with lots of ice that is quickly crumbling. I finally broke down and put on the micro spikes which helped immensely, but it was like trying to walk on a balance beam. The snow was not wide enough for snowshoes. I postholed a bunch on the way down as the temperature went up and the snow softened.  
Name: Turboman 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-28 
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