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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, Signal Ridge Parking Lot Peak, NH
Trails
Trails: Signal Ridge Trail, herd paths, bushwhacks
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Summer lot remains open - was full at about 0845. Road is dry and lovely. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: We opted for the abandoned version of Signal Ridge Trail, the three crossings where easily crossed. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing of note 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few doggoes out enjoying the day 
Bugs
Bugs: Greyjeys are aggressive 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A fine day in the forest with friends. We all needed Carrigain for grid, and with the savings of 3.8 miles with the road open - why not! I wore a t shirt until Signal Ridge itself, then layered up. We opted to take the three abandoned/rerouted versions of Signal ridge for something a little different. All easily followed. Trail is in good shape, as others have mentioned, spikes are a game changer about 3500ft or so. It's silly to NOT have them this time of year. On the way out, with daylight on the table, we opted for a NH500 bushwhack to Signal Ridge Parking Lot Peak (2234). Took a compass bearing of due south from the height of land around 1800. Found lovely open woods until just before the summit cone, where it got a little scrappy, but nothing even remotely bad. Unsuprisingly, not a lot of names in the register, only a handful dating back a few years, but the ones in there are easily recognized! Took a bearing towards the switchback away from the river (where the brush in for the old trail is) and missed it by 25 feet! Not bad! Ran into several familiar faces, too!  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat, Sidehill, & Poptart 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-22 
Link
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