Ascent of Mount Carrigain on 2011-06-28

Climber: Wesley Barry

Others in Party:Mike Jones
Date:Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Carrigain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4680 ft / 1426 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started at the Signal Ridge Trailhead at 7:00am. The bugs were pretty annoying at the trailhead and it was the same for almost the entire trip including the summit. You could not really stop without them swarming you but luckily they were not that bad as long as you kept going. The 7+ miles up via the Carrigain Notch and the first part of the Desolation trail were very easy. The remaining mile to the summit was very steep and rough and was very challenging but I am glad we chose this longer more interesting and less traveled loop over Carrigain. The way down was long and monotonous but the Signal Ridge trail is much more moderate than the Desolation trail. We were finished with the entire hike by 2:00pm.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4040 ft / 1230 m
    Elevation Loss:4040 ft / 1230 m
    Distance:13.5 mi / 21.8 km
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3868 ft / 1178 m
    Extra Loss:668 ft / 203 m
    Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Route:Signal Ridge, Carrigain Notch, Desolation Trails
    Trailhead:Signal Ridge Trailhead  1480 ft / 451 m
    Time Up:4 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3372 ft / 1027 m
    Extra Gain:172 ft / 52 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:Signal Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:Signal Ridge Trailhead  1480 ft / 451 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Wesley Barry
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