|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Carrigain, NH|
||Signal Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, June 10, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of room on this weekday. Expect to arrive early on a nice weekend day. Sawyer River Road in good condition. The road is narrow in some spots that can't accommodate two wat traffic. There are many pullover spots alongside the road. |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Carrigain Brook crossing easy on rocks. Water level is low. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trail in good condition. The only tree falls on the trail were at the surface or just above that are easily stepped over.
The higher end of the uppermost reroute junction with the old route does not distinguish which trail is current. In the past I recall the old route was "barricaded" with some sticks. I suppose either route can be used since the new and old routes rejoin down lower. |
||Good for dogs. Many on the trail today. |
||Flying insects at low elevations especially in wet areas. Mosquitoes and black flies. |
|Lost and Found:
||Excellent day for a hike up Mt Carrigain that has one of the best 360 degree view from the summit observation platform. There is a designated tent area off a short side path below the summit (met two pair of overnight hikers). Conditions are dry.|
In the muddy stretch down low there are many rocks and logs to keep the feet dry.
Saw Lady's Slippers, Bunchberries, Blue Bead Lilies, and Labrador Tea in bloom.
Many other hikers out today. Nice to talk with Wolfgang, a hiker from Buxton, ME, two hikers from the RMC & AMC Pinkham Notch, a young woman nearing completion of the NE111 from Buffalo, two guys who hiked the loop through Carrigain Notch, and many others.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.