Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Moose Mountain (North Peak), Holts Ledge, Smarts Mountain, NH
Trails: Moose Mountain Shelter Spur, Moose Mountain Trail, Holts Ledge Trail, herd path, Trapper John Shelter Spur, Dorchester Road Appalchian Trail section, Lambert Ridge Trail, tentsite spur, Daniel Doan Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy hops, some bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good shape overall, some muddy areas, and occasional brushy sections.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Day 2 of a 4 day AT backpack/redlining trip. A wet morning and a later start than we would have liked, brought us over the north peak of Moose Mountain, and before descending to the road, and then up to Holts Ledge, where the skies began to clear. Down next to the Dartmouth Skiway, with a stop at Bill Ackerly's for ice cream and coffee (thanks Bill!), and along the Dorchester Road section. About 3/4 of Lambert Ridge Trail was done in the light, with the final steep sections being in darkness. The cabin was occupied by two tents (AGAIN!) and another occupant, so after a failed attempt to get water down the Daniel Doan Trail (mess), we set up shop at the outlook tentsite. Great views of the Milky Way that night, and a very nice sunrise from the tent.

Look for a blog post soon!  
Name: Bill Robichaud 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-09-19 
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