Ascent of Mount Carrigain on 2011-07-31
|Date:||Sunday, July 31, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4680 ft / 1426 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWhat a gorgeous day for a hike! Perhaps a bit toasty, but with the clear blue skies, nobody is complaining!
We (Gudi, Toad and Kaekae) started at 10:25 on the Signal Ridge from the trail head on Sawyer River Road.
The hike to the junction with the Carrigain Notch Trail went fast and easy. The kids were all worked up about finding Yeti and making Yeti jokes so time just flew. We made it to the junction at 11:05.
Shortly there after, things began the steady climb. We met up with a large group of hikers and played leap frog a few times. Toad was feeling his oats so eventually we broke away from the group and made it to the ridge at 12:35 where we enjoyed gorgeous views and some lunch.
Gudi and Kaekae soon joined us and they too enjoyed lunch and the views. At 1:10 we hit the trail again to make the final push to the summit.
We were on the summit platform at 1:35 and greeted with unobstructed views in all directions with hardly a wisp of wind (although it was hot enough that a breeze would have felt quite nice).
The platform soon became quite crowded and after taking multitudes of pictures we started our decent at 2:00.
We arrived back at the parking lot at 4:30 with big smiles and sores muscles! Great hike on a wonderful day!
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3250 ft / 990 m|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||3250 ft / 990 m|
| Distance:||9.6 mi / 15.5 km|
| Route:||Signal Ridge Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Sawyer River Road 1430 ft / 435 m|
| Time:||6 Hours 0 Minutes|
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