Saturday July 26, 2014 Mount Carrigain - White Mountains, NH by Paul DeLucaWe made final assembly of our group of 4 at the Signal Ridge parking area off Sawyer River Road. The bottom section of the trail is a walk in the woods. The trail has been re-routed since the last time I was there 7 years ago. The new trail significantly reduced the amount of stream crossings. Eventually the trail starts climbing and there are a series of switchbacks to gain some elevation. Finally we came out on Signal Ridge, an open ridge top that gives some great views over the eastern Pemi and also of the summit and lookout tower of Carrigain.
This peak offers some of the best views in the Whites which come from the observation tower which was recently refurbished. The trip is a gradual grade of 10 miles out and back. We were treated to a good close up view of a Bull Moose on the trip back.