|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Smarts Mountain, NH|
||Daniel Doan Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, August 10, 2013|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Room for several cars in front of gate - only 1 other car there all morning |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||easy - no issues |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||really nice shape!!!! |
||would be OK - lots of water and easy footing |
||annoying - used spray! |
|Lost and Found:
||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!!!!!
||Becca Munroe |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.