Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, MA
Trails: Thoreau Falls Trail, Ethan Pond Trail, Shoal Pond Trail, Carrigain Notch Trail, Desolation Trail, Signal Ridge Trail, old fire road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing at Thoreau Falls involved leaping a 3-foot gap of rushing water, scary but doable. Not sure I would attempt it going the other direction (coming from Ethan Pond Trail) as the jump would be low-to-high with a small landing area. Water was somewhat high at other water crossings, some stepping stones were submerged and I had to get my feet wet. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blowdowns, many nice log bridges on the Shoal Pond Trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Mosquitos got bad late in the day below Mt Carrigain, almost unbearable at camp 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This was day 2 of a 3-day trip. Saw 2 moose and a pine marten in the morning. Thoreau Falls was very beautiful. Shoal Pond Trail was an absolute swamp, keeping my feet dry was impossible. Beautiful views on Mt. Carrigain. Was able to find the abandoned fire road not far past the junction of Signal Ridge and Carrigain Notch trails, made a nice shortcut and was easy to follow although very overgrown.  
Name: Ellie 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-10 
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