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Peaks
Peaks Smarts Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Daniel Doan Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 9, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Enough room for several cars at the end of Mousley Brook Rd. in Quinttown (old farming town in Orford). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged or rock-hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The Daniel Doan Trail could really use some love, as well as a ban on wheeled vehicles. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Not that bad from what I felt. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Finally got Smarts Mountain under my belt, but I should have taken the Lambert Ridge Trail, as it's more scenic and in much better shape (it's a part of the AT). Don't need to hike it to know that. I don't know what Dan Doan would think of this trail if he was alive to see what it looks like now, but IMHO it doesn't live up to his legacy. Eroded, rough, and overgrown are the three words that describe it best. Fortunately, the summit was nice, and I chatted with some kind thru-hikers (including one from Germany), so that made the hike a lot better. The very upper part of DDT wasn't too bad either, come to think of it.

If anything, I got a few extra red-line miles.  
Name
Name: Spencer 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-08-09 
Link
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