Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails: Signal Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: It was a nice change to drive to the trailhead instead of walking the road. I was the first car in the lot when I arrived and the only car when I left. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The one crossing on the summer route is hoppable via boulders and well-positioned logs. Of the three winter route crossings, the final two can be done with dry feet but the first will require a couple submerged steps up to your ankle in a slow moving stream. I went over the summer crossing first and decided to hit the winter crossings on the way back to check them out. Waterproof socks with trail runners worked great for that final crossing. Crocs went for a ride on my pack :) 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A cluster of blowdowns .75 mi(?) in will require a saw. This occurred since I hiked this peak last month. A herd path is starting to emerge around it. Lots of blowdowns along the last few tenths of a mile just below the summit (the wooded section after the ridge).  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Astrid had a blast 
Bugs: Not too bad in the morning. Became a nuisance any time I stopped after the water crossing on the way back. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: First mile or so is a mixture of muddy and dry sections. Some of it is avoidable, some of it isn't. Just expect to have wet, muddy feet. I bare-booted to the ridge, then donned my rock spikes for that last wooded section below the summit. Blowdowns everywhere in that section. Some have been there all winter and are more visible now with the melting snow. For the return trip, I kept my spikes on until the last big chunk of monorail was behind me - somewhere around 3800. The rest was just a nice stroll with the trails all to ourselves.  
Name: BubblesTheHiker 
E-Mail: kdoer @ yahoo . com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-23 
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