Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Nancy, Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails: Nancy Pond Trail, herd path, Carrigain Notch Trail, Desolation Trail, Signal Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 22, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water levels are low. All crossings easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: There is a paper wasp/hornet nest, maybe the size of a cantaloupe, on the Carrigain Notch Trail, about 100 yards or less east of the junction with the Desolation Trail. The nest is on the south side of the trail, about 5 feet off the trail, low to the ground. The person in front of me was stung; I bushwhacked off the trail and around.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The Nancy Pond Trail is most excellent. Nancy Cascades are really nice, as is Nancy Pond and Norcross Pond. The side trip up Mount Nancy was short, but a stiff climb, with a surprisingly nice view spot. It is a bushwhack, but very easy to follow. The Desolation Trail is tough and unforgiving.

Got caught in the rain on the ascent up Carrigain, but the weather cleared and ended up with some nice views.

Ran into very few people on the Nancy Pond Trail and the Desolation Trail. A fair number of people at the summit and passed quite a few people on the descent. Parking lot at the Signal Ridge Trailhead was near full.  
Name: DEL 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-08-22 
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