Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails: Signal Ridge Trail, Desolation Trail, Carrigain Notch Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 28, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 1st lot full @ 7:30 with 5 overnight cars in road. 2nd 1/2 full.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Signal Ridge 1st one low levels easy I just walked thru. 2nd 1 bone dry. Carrigain Notch couple of minor stepovers. Rock hop on biggest 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails in great shape. Recent axe work on both wilderness trails....Thanks!!! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No water after 1st crossing if doing just Signal Ridge. None on Desolation. Plenty of spots on Carrigain Notch 
Bugs: Flying not bothersome on tower 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nada 
Comments: Did this clockwise for the 1st time & would honestly rather do the big rock climb up Desolation rather than down. Steep down & overnight low clouds left all higher trails wet & slippery. I almost turned around as everything was super slick. Never fell but I'm glad no one was around to see me coming down a couple of times. Probably wouldn't come down this way again. Signal Ridge had wet slippery rocks for most of the trail. Muddy in the usual areas. No wind & beautiful views from the tower. Once at junction of Carrigain Notch Trail hiking gets easier. This is a beautiful quiet area. Relaxed, washed up & filtered water at both river spots, so peaceful! Once past the views of Mt Lowell you can see the repair work to many washed out areas. A couple of really deep washouts but no issue getting across. Lots of folks converging at the junction with Signal Ridge. Many hiking out together. Just another great day in the woods!!!  
Name: buzza77 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-08-29 
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