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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails
Trails: Sawyer River Road, Signal Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: *Road is Closed.Dropped at Trailhead 3 or 4 vehicles on arrival 9 on return. Winter lot had 7 vehicles when I returned. Gate apparently had been tampered with. Forest Service secured. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: *crossed on the old trail First crossing elevated but hoppable 2 and 3 walked across downed trees and rock hop. On return water up slightly last crossing waded in one spot ankle deep. Very refreshing  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail in great shape a few blowdowns before old trail section and a few more just before last minor crossing on Signal Ridge Trail. After that crossing there was a trimmed up mass as well. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 1 friendly doggo 
Bugs
Bugs: 1 green beetle,black flies 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A pair of shades. If their yours lmk 
 
Comments
Comments: Nice morning hike of Mt Carrigain. Remnants of a spotty monorail from the start then bare ground for the most part until approximately 2400 feet micros on until summit and back. Monorail is narrow and rotting in places. Often I had 1 foot on the monorail and one off in footprints. Snowshoes along for the ride today but glad they were as temps warm up they come in handy as the monorail is 3ft high in places. It was nice chatting with the group that camped up high last night as well as a few others I met on the trail today. *Please don't there gates... it literally is a 30-40 minute walk to the trailhead. 570/576


 
Name
Name: Scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-10 
Link
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