Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails: Sawyer River Road, Signal Ridge Trail, abandoned Signal Ridge Trail, bushwhacks
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 8, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues at Sawyer River Road, winter. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: USGS Saco at River Street, Bartlett, was running at 3.49' ( at time of crossing. We where able to cross the OLD trail (standard winter route) today without much trouble, aside from one step of getting wet. If this rises even .25, plan on getting your feet wet. With temps skyrocketing this week, 0.25 is a pipedream of all it will rise... 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Can't comment - snow depth too high. You are in the 8' corridor. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One David Bowie Aussie out, having a good day 
Bugs: Five bare booters. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a GPS unit - was able to sleuth and find its owner to return it to. 
Comments: A SAVAGELY Splendid day was had today on Phillip Carrigain. SO MUCH HISTORY today!!! Carrigain was the Secretary of State of NH, and drew the first known map of the White Mountains in 1816. However, there is one glaring omission from said map - Mount Washington! He hung out with people with surnames you might recognize - Vose, Anderson, Lowell... Anyways, you came here for some actual beta and not me getting thrown into a locker for being nerdy. We left the winter lot and found soupy conditions on Sawyer River Road, despite a groomer who had gone through there likely overnight. Once we hit the summer trailhead and headed off into the woods laden with conifers, we had absolute drag strip conditions. There might have been sparks flying we where moving that well. We opted for both the abandoned sections of Signal Ridge Trail. Once we hit "the big tree" (I know you know) we donned snowshoes for the televators. We kept them on until the car. It was FAR more efficient. A monorail is emerging (Yes Jeremy, a monorail) just below signal ridge view points to the summit. We where so thankful for the trail maintainer to remove all the rocks and put in a snowy sidewalk in its place. Made our day easier. Wind was a very little factor. Forty-four 4000 footers can be seen from Carrigain and we where able to see them all today. Trail wildly softened on the way out. If you are going for this tomorrow (Sunday) bring your snowshoes, next week, ha ha ha, good luck. Attached is just one article I wanted to share from the locker ive been shoved in :) Also - I did want to give Bo a shout out. We had all run into this person many a time and could not get past their love of the mountains. I apologize for google translate, but "??? ?? ??? ?????! 576?? ???!!"  
Name: The Teal Goat, CaptChris, Lil Squirt, Honey_Badger, Miss Savage 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-08 
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