Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails: Signal Ridge Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, October 12, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There were spaces available when I arrived shortly before 1pm.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: I took the older and shorter section of trail that goes across what I believe is a slightly easier water crossing. That was readily rock hopable but did use some wet rock. Not sure what the other crossing looked like.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trail is blazed in yellow but I didn’t notice too many blazes. Nonetheless, it’s easy to follow. There is a duck under blowdown that will hopefully get removed on the lower, east section of trail. I don’t remember exactly where but I’m guessing between the miles 1 and 2 of the trail. Maybe a little sooner?? It’s been trimmed though. I think that was the only major blowdown.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A couple seen, at least one unleashed. All were well behaved so no problem :)  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Hike #2 of the day for the 13th peak for my October grid. Started at 1:15pm and returned at 6pm.

Much like my hike on the Osceolas, not too many people seen. It had warmed up some since my last hike but still cool and it got pretty chilly for he last hour or so of my descent. Breezy up top but nothing too windy.

The trail, much like that to Osceola, is usually too eroded to have mud, but the usual muddy section near the section of old corduroy was still very muddy. Beyond that, the trail was mostly just wet. Lots of wet leaves and rock/slab to be careful around but nothing felt too slick.

Terrific views from Signal Ridge and the summit as always. Had the summit to myself :)

I took the old route of Signal Ridge Trail that goes left at a fork instead of the new trail which goes right to cut off 0.3mi each way. I believe the water crossing this way is a bit easier too. I wonder why they rerouted it...beaver activity?  
Name: Liam Cooney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-13 
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