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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails
Trails: Sawyer River Road, Signal Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The final crossing is open but easily crossed on 3/19 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in fine shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw lots of sled dogs on Sawyer River Road! 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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!  
Name
Name: Larisa/LRiz 
E-Mail
E-Mail: larisa [dot] dannis [at] gmail [dot] com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-20 
Link
Link: http://www.strava.com/activities/906893016 
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