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thinking about doing mt. carrigain via signal ridge trail in the middle of june 2 maybe 3 day hike .Any advice ? please .


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It can be done in a day as well. A two day hike would be relaxing but I think that a three day hike might be pushing it. Once on the mountain there aren't really too many other trails to explore apart from the Desolation Trail which goes down the other side of the mountain from the summit. I DO know from unfortunate experience that there is a very good chance that there will still be a LOT of snow on the Desolation Trail even in June. The Signal Ridge Trail was pretty much clear of snow though at the same time.

I don't have any ideas for you by way of where to set up camp though - maybe someone else will!

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If you come in from Signal the first 3 miles is fairly flat. just after the split wouldn't be bad to camp. Climb Carrigain the next day and over Desolation and camp night 2.
Not a lot of miles though so you may consider coming in from Nancy Pond and making a loop of it with a car spot.


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What I did once was get a late start, lazy hike up Carrigain Notch Trail and camped out a fair ways off trail next to one of the larger brooks near the end of the notch trail. Climbed Desolation to Carrigain the next day and out Signal Ridge. A relaxing two day-er.

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good advice , I will cut it down to two days I think i'll go up signal ridge start down desolation if I hit snow I'll turn back . thanks again !

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