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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Jennings Peak, Sandwich Dome, Noon Peak, NH
Trails
Trails: Drakes Brook Trail, Sandwich Mountain Trail, Jennings Peak Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking for maybe 5 cars, without blocking the access to the power substation. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings all set, either bridged, or easy hops at current water levels. Ice thickness will become an issue in the days to come. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Drakes Brook was smooth sailing, with only one nuisance blowdown that I can recall. Jennings Peak Spur had 4 blowdowns of note. Sandwich Mountain Trail from Drakes Brook to the peak had a one large cluster that we worked around, and a couple other small blowdowns. The lower section of Sandwich Mountain Trail in good shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Camera lens cap hanging on the back side of the Sandwich Range Wilderness sign, on the Sandwich Mountain Trail. 
 
Comments
Comments: Perfect hiking day, clear skies, decent temperatures, and light winds. Too bad I forgot my camera. My first hike in a leadership role, and my group made it easy. All trails now at least lightly broken, Drakes Brook and lower Sandwich Mountain being less consolidated. There's still a lot of snow in the woods, even if it's not technically winter anymore!  
Name
Name: Bill Robichaud 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bill.robichaud@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-03-22 
Link
Link: http://onapathwithheart.blogspot.com/2013/03/sandwich-dome-32113.html 
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