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Mt. Carrigain
Livermore, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Signal Ridge Trail
The Signal Ridge Trail

Route: Signal Ridge Trail

With beautiful, crisp early-fall-esque day, I had to sample the views from Mt. Carrigain.

The water crossings were fortunately pretty easily done. As I neared Signal Ridge, I could hear the winds gusting up high. Reaching the summit tower, I had to put on a few layers as well as gloves. While it wasn't freezing, the temperatures were in the 40s, not including the windchill.

The views from the tower were tremendous - Mt. Monadnock was fairly easily seen, making it at least a 91-mile view day.

After having a quick bite to eat on Signal Ridge, I put on my headlamp and headed out for a long walk in the dark.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Carrigain
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, August 31, 2009
Hike Commenced: 4:18 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,370'
Destination: Mt. Carrigain
Ascent Commenced: 4:19 PM
Summit Reached: 6:29 PM
Time Elapsed: 02:10
Trailhead Elevation: 1,370'
Summit Elevation: 4,700'
Distance: 5 miles
Vertical Gain: 3,430'
Hike Ended: 9:01 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 04:43
Hike Distance: 10 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,540'


Signal Ridge Trail trailhead on Sawyer River Road
Signal Ridge Trail trailhead on Sawyer River Road

The Signal Ridge Trail just before sunset
The Signal Ridge Trail just before sunset

Looking at the Sandwich Range from the Mt. Carrigain summit lookout tower - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Sandwich Range from the Mt. Carrigain summit lookout tower




Directions to trailhead: Take Route 302 West from Bartlett to Sawyer River Road. WMNF fee parking lot is a few minutes up the dirt road on the left. Trailhead is across the road.

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