Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Smarts Mountain, NH
Trails: Daniel Doan Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for several cars in front of gate - only 1 other car there all morning 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: easy - no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: really nice shape!!!! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: would be OK - lots of water and easy footing 
Bugs: annoying - used spray! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: VERY beautiful woods road and woods, however, does pass through an ACTIVE logging area (even on a Saturday). Unfortunately, took Smith Mountain Trail instead for a good 25 minutes one way before running into the other 2 hikers from the other car in the lot who had turned around an HOUR after taking the wrong turn, too. The problem came at the fork where both trails split - there is a large trailer parked on the correct trail - that, combined with a confusing little arrow on the trail sign and I was off onto the wrong trail!!!

Trail is well-worth the hike - so pretty!!!! Rocks near top are very slippery tho. Tower is, unfortunately, looking unmaintained!!! At least one guy wire had snapped and several glass windows had been broken - it was exciting being in there in the gusty wind!!!!

Friendly NOBO's at the summit - a fine morning!!!!!  
Name: Becca Munroe 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-08-10 
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