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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: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of plowed parking at Route 302 end of Sawyer River Road, though it was a busy place today (a Saturday). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several open drainages on lower part of trail - easily managed with snowshoes on. The one major stream crossing (on the "old trail") has shallow water and can be rock hopped with snowshoes, though snowshoes will get wet -- in colder temps, icing up could be a problem. Crossing just above this one has more of a snow bridge; crossing above that one has a shallow open area. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No troublesome blowdowns - a couple of minor stepovers. A couple of blowdowns have been trimmed back and are not an issue. Signage okay. Blazing a bit spotty. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one pup. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Sawyer River Road is an official snowmobile trail, and is groomed for that purpose - saw a few snowmobiles today. Was able to bareboot road to Signal Ridge Trailhead. Trail is in good shape for snowshoeing. There are open drainages, and the streams are not snowbridged, but that is manageable. A few rocks stick out here and there throughout, but most are covered. Signal Ridge open area is a mix of snow, ice, and bare rock - manageable in snowshoes. MOST hikers today were wearing snowshoes. Tonight's weather might make this report less relevant. (Almost every hiker was using the "old trail" by the stream crossing, rather than taking the "new trail" near the Carrigain Notch Trail.  
Name
Name: PeterC 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-25 
Link
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