|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Vose Spur, Mt. Carrigain, The Captain, NH|
||Herd path, Signal Ridge Trail, Carrigain Notch Trail, bushwhacks, herd path, woods roads, Sawyer River Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, October 11, 2015|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A couple on top |
|Lost and Found:
||I met Wayne at a very civilized 8am at the Sawyer River Parking lot. We left his truck at that lot and drove the short way down to the small lot for the older logging road that cuts diagonally over to the "traditional" trail to Carrigain. We headed up to the notch and the normal starting point of the big rock and then back tracked about 100 feet to the point where he remembered going up with Cynthia and Bryan. The bushwhack quickly became a recognizable herd path and was quite easy to follow. |
We met Peter (on a clear day) from the ADK forum on his way down and chatted a bit. The talus field was stunning. The whack to Carrigain was also quite pleasant, there is a defined herd path along the spine of "middle" and up through.
Lot's of folks on Carrigain. Quite a different world. We followed the spine of the ridge towards Captain. We got pulled into the valley a bit to the left saw signal ridge adjusted and then got a bit off to the right but saw the captain cliffs and set an azimuth for it. We found herd path through the band of the cliffs and were quickly at the top. Unfortunately Wayne's pocked with his phone had gotten ripped open on the way up and we had to back track to luckily retrieve it and his compass.
Coming off we came down the same way. We dropped into the valley heading to open areas and avoiding open rock. We hit a stream which eventually had a herd path next to it and then on to the old logging roads. Looking back the Captain seems much more impressive then from the side.
||Little Brown Mushroom and zee Gritty Coil |
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.