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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: Friday, May 22, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at lot at begining of Sawyer River road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing slightly elevated more so on the return. Was able to rock hop with boots taking a slight dip 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail in great shape with a few blowdowns  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: non biting black flies. It won't be long though 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Beautiful day for Mt Carrigain. The trail starts out dry and snowfree with typical muddy areas along the way. At approximately 2600 feet an icy monorail starts.. I brought snowshoes for support they stayed on the pack today chuckling. What got me up to the summit over this angled,narrow and eroding balance beam of ice and snow was micros,trekking poles and patience. I followed happily in the footsteps of others (postholes) sometimes with one foot on the monorail and one in the posthole-this kept me from making anymore than a few myself.The ridge up to the summit had much better conditions with a mix of snow and degrading monorail. It was nice chatting with one other hiker on my descent down. I encountered five other hikers as well.  
Name
Name: Scottb  
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-22 
Link
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