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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails
Trails: Signal Ridge Trail, Carrigain Notch Trail, Desolation Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Sawyer River Road is open, otherwise unremarkable.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossing by the junction with Carrigain Notch trail is pretty straight forward. All others in the Pemi Wilderness are even simpler to manage.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Puncheon is in decent shape. There were several blow-downs, but I was able to saw up almost all of them. The only ones remaining are easily stomped down and walked over. Besides that, it's mud season.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Bring bug juice. Your very presence is nothing short of Door Dash for the mosquitoes.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: This was my first four thousand footer after breaking my ankle on Mt Adams this past winter. I have no idea why one of the steepest trails in the Whites made sense, but oddly, it did. Despite the utter lack of a long view today, there was plenty to see everywhere else. Lots of trilliums on the north side, with some Lady Slippers almost ready to bloom. On the south side, everything seems to be waiting a week or so. On the ridge, those clouds being blown hither and yon are like hiker TV.

Pictures and a more detailed report are on my blog. Enjoy!  
Name
Name: Protean Wanderer 
E-Mail
E-Mail: hiker@proteanwanderer.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-03 
Link
Link: http://www.proteanwanderer.com/2020/06/04/trip-report-desolation-on-mt-carrigain/ 
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