|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Carrigain, NH|
||Sawyer River Road, Signal Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, March 19, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The final crossing is open but easily crossed on 3/19 |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trail is in fine shape |
||Saw lots of sled dogs on Sawyer River Road! |
|Lost and Found:
||Sawyer River Road is smooth and fast thanks to snowmobile traffic. I wasn't sure what to expect when I reached Signal Ridge, but was grateful to find a lovely snowshoe track. Based on the ski tracks, it looks like many skiers had also been out (either earlier in the day or the day prior?) to enjoy the fresh snow.|
The trail takes the old route from the final water crossing ~1.9 miles in. There were several ski tracks heading down Carrigain Notch which I chose to follow for a bit out of curiosity... I wonder how far they went into the notch!
Up high the snow pack is DEEP. Lots of branches in the face, but nothing terrible. The ridge and summit were windless and beautiful, and the descent was a joy thanks to the wonderful snow conditions.
Amazed that I had the mountain nearly all to myself (one other solo hiker out). Snowshoes car-to-car, and definitely your best option as the track is still soft!
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Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.