Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails: Signal Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, June 1, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room oin the lot n a hot Thursday. Sawyer River Road is narrow in places. There are many pull offs that can be used when encountering on-coming traffic. Road surface is fine. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: As noted on a prior posting, Carrigain Brook is narrower and deeper than in prior years. Nevertheless, the crossing was easy on rogs and fallen logs. All other crossings are minor and easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Thanks to Zippy for clearing the mess down low on the trail. There is one small evergreen across the trail above Signal Ridge that is about a foot above the surface. Easy to step over. A birch (~ 8" dia) is across the trail above the second brook crossing just as the slope steepens. There is a well worn by-pass around the end of the tree. Someone has cut off branches on trees that lie to the side of the trail. So these trees are easy to get by. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Fine for dogs. Two dogs on the trail today. 
Bugs: Plenty of bugs especially when one is not on the move. Black flies, mosquitoes, and flies are out and about. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Signal Ridge Trail is long but never exceedingly steep. The trail up the ridge is very rocky. Beware of loose rocks that can send you tumbling. I maintained my balance on one large moving rock and escaped unscathed. Some muddy spots that frequently have rocks that can be used to avoid the worst of the muck.
Great views from the open areas on the ridge and a 360 degree sweeping view from the summit observation platform. The air was hazy today, however I could easily see the other White Mtn peaks. No gray jays today.
Some flowers out today ; hobblebush, painted trillium, red trillium, star flower, and bluebead lily. Don't expect an abundance of flowers on this route.
There were about 8 hikers on the trail today including Chris and Nick from MA, Natalie (VT) and Larry (NH), hiker from Concord NH, and another from Norway, ME.
Fortunately, the thunderstorms did not materialize over Mt Carrigain. Ran in to steady rain on the way home.  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-06-01 
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