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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails
Trails: Sawyer River Road, Signal Ridge Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at end of Sawyer River Road. Lot was unplowed and empty on arrival- got stuck but stubborn made in on 2nd attempt. Lot well plowed on return with 3 other vehicles 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Low and semi bridged  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Approximately 5 blowdowns of which 3 are walk unders,1 stepover,1 walk around.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not today 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing  
 
Comments
Comments: 🐦day hike of Mt Carrigain. New snow amounts maybe 1.5". The road was freshly groomed so travel was quick. After reaching the trailhead I followed a set of cross-country ski tracks in to the steeps that were from the day before I'm guessing.The trail especially before this point is an extremely narrow,postholed mess in many spots. The conditions at upper elevations became much easier as there is a fresh coat of crusty snow and light drifts making the surface much smoother despite heavily angled slabbing in spots. Heavy winds and frigid on the ridge called for full winter gear. The greyjays accompanied me on the tower to complete my eleventh round of the NH48. I met one skier just below treeline and it was great briefly chatting. The skier definitely earned their turns after skinning the trail.Snowshoes from start to finish. Micros made for great windchimes today.While I'm a huge fan of HYOH please show this trail some snowshoe love to make the trail better for all...

 
Name
Name: Scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Mainebeefman@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-17 
Link
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