Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails: Signal Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 21, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Livermore road is open. No parking issues. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Three crossings- the first was a walk cross at upper shin depth(brought my crocs). The adjacent second crossing was much smaller, but still needed crocs to cross. The thirst was easy to rock hop- I used my trekking poles to help balance on all crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are significant amounts of blow downs on the final push to the summit. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Black flies are out, but not too bad. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Keep in mind, there was a significant amount of rain the night before, so there was significant standing and running water for the first 3/4 of the hike. None of which though were significant or concerning. The first two water crossings required getting in the drink, but the depth/flow wasn't dangerous. The third crossing only needed rock hopping. First patches of old ice and snow showed up at 3300', but easily avoidable. That became more significant with ice/monorail showing up at 3750'. The monorail was stable, and ice was off to the sides. Spikes allowed for safer and faster travel and are recommended. There was no snow along the ridge until you headed into the col, which had the most significant ice and snowpack in the whole hike. Spikes here all the way. There are many blowdowns which are a little tricky to pass and are sitting on monorail. This could get a little sketchy as the monorail and snowpack begin to deteriorate. Use caution. All in all- wonderful hike that was enjoyable.  
Name: Tim 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-22 
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