I headed out by 6:15am to drive the 1.5 hours to the Nancy Pond Trailhead. I parked my car and then started walking the ~1.5 miles to Sawyer River Rd. I managed to catch a hitch after maybe 10 minutes, so it saved me another 15 minutes of walking. Due to the severe storm in October 2017, Sawyer River Rd had sections washed out and so the road is closed to motorized traffic. Now there’s a ~2 mile road walk just to get to the Signal Ridge Trailhead to head towards Carrigan and Vose Spur. I quickly hiked along the dirt road and made good time to the trailhead. My plan for the day was to do a large loop, hiking Carrigan Notch Trail to the Vose Spur bushwhack, Carrigan Notch Trail to Nancy Pond Trail, Nancy Pond Trail to Mt. Nancy herdpath, and then Nancy Pond Trail back to my car. Things worked out according to plan, though the day took a bit longer than I had hoped.