Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails: Signal Ridge Trail, Carrigain Notch Trail, Desolation Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Many vehicles at the Signal Ridge trailhead lot. However, there were still vacant spots. Most likely full on a nice weekend day.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing of Carrigain Brook on the Signal Ridge Trail and Carrigain Branch on the Desolation Trail are easy rock hops. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good condition. One large tree across Signal Ridge Trail just uphill of the end of the second reroute. One small tree across Carrigain Notch Trail on north side of notch just after trail turns off the logging road. Roughly cleaned out most of the water diversion ditches on the Desolation Trail with my boots. The trenches may refill with new leaf falls. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a couple of dogs on the trail today (Great Pyrenees). 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great day to hike Mt Carrigain. Decided to walk the loop through Carrigain Notch in to the Pemi Wilderness and up the backside of Mt Carrigain.
Met three hikers who completed the NH 48 4K today (man from Bangor and a couple from CT).
Take care on the leaf covered trails as they conceal rocks and roots. The trails down low are colorful due to the fallen leaves. Many bare trees after Wednesday's wind. The leaves may make the pathway indistinct in some places.
The planks from the old observation deck have been removed from the summit.
Four Gray Jays greeting guests at the summit.
Spectacular views on this clear day.  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-01 
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