Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails: Sawyer River Road, Signal Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 29, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gate is still closed to Sawyer River Road - road walk adds 4 total miles to hike. Road is almost completely free of snow and ice at this point 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: River level is elevated on first crossing, some rocks below water level enough to need gaiters to stay dry 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Significant downed trees above 3,000'. Not sure from what storm, but most appear recent (actual downed trees do not have snow on them, they've fallen on top of previously existing snow). Many blocking trail where going around or over is the only way to proceed 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Snuck in our hike starting at 9:00 am and with a slow descent due to softening monorail and post holes everywhere with the exception of quite narrow bridges and some exposed rock. These are typical Spring conditions, so be prepared to encounter all forms of water, ice, snow and debris. First river crossing is passable, but expect to get wet. Other crossings rock-hoppable. Serious monorail starts at 2,500' and continues all the way up to the summit, with more snowdrifts surrounding the firm pack as you get higher in elevation. Microspikes helped for sure, and at this point, snowshoes arent going to do much good, you have to watch your step either way. As noted, significant downed trees across the trail at higher elevations.  
Name: Dave Fatula 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-30 
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