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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Smarts Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Lambert Ridge Trail, Ranger Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 21, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: minor water crossings on Ranger trail 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: My 10lb chihuahua did it even with the running water and extended steep ice patches. Saw 3 dogs on the trail all seemed fine. 
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Canon Ultrasonic Lens cap 
 
Comments
Comments: The last mile ascending Lambert to the summit was solid ice with a river of water rushing over it. I had my spikes with me but even with them it was tough going. Most of the way I chose to bushwhack along the outside of the trail.
The Ranger Trail was not nearly as steep or icy as the Lambert trail, however it was a muddy river all the way down. I finally gave up trying to avoid the muddy river and just walked through it. It was easier than bushwhacking around it except for the occasional unexpected mid-shin deep sections. It was a much slower descent than expected.  
Name
Name: Roberta DellAnno 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bugsandthings@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-04-22 
Link
Link: http://solowoodlandwanderer.blogspot.com/2014/04/lots-of-bad-words-muttered-on-this-hike.html 
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