Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails: Sawyer River Road, Signal Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 22, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road is 95% snow/ice free, however there is a massive patch for the first 50-100 yards beyond the gate so prob still 2 weeks until the road is opened 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: For the lower one, rocks are currently 6" under water so its a wet crossing. The other 3 are easier rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: N/A 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Saw a pair of small black gloves somewhere on one of the snow free sections of trail a couple miles up signal ridge trail 
Comments: Roadwalk is a breeze, almost completely bareground and dry. Patchy monorail alternates with dry trail, wet trail, mud, and standing water for a couple miles before a nice long stretch of dry trail prior to about 2300' where spikes go on for good as monorail now is present from here the entire way up to the summit. Was stable but incredibly thin and painfully tedious to stay on with the typical shin-thigh deep postholing for sliding off the monorail. Conditions are such that snowshoes won't help with this mess. On the descent, it turned into a slip and slide from 3500' down to about 2500' and my rock spikes didn't do the job as a lotta of 4 letter words were said in that mile. Down low, even tho about half of the first 2 miles is monorail, in many spots you can easily walk around it and in many other places its flat so u can easily bareboot it without issues staying on the monorail  
Name: Heat Lighting 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-22 
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