Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Noon Peak, Jennings Peak, Sandwich Dome, NH
Trails: Sandwich Mountain Trail, Jennings Peak Spur, Drakes Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 13, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was clear of snow and ice. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing Drake Brook on the Sandwich Mtn Trail had blue ice on each bank. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Cleared off small branches and a few smaller fallen trees along the route. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Zoey had a good day although she had a little difficulty with the ice on the trail as we neared Noon Peak. 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Ascended via the Sandwich Mountain Trail to hit all three peaks. Came down along the ridge and hiked out the Drake Brook Trail. This was the way to go if you are planning on starting up the Sandwich Mountain Trail (which was mostly ice). I wore microspikes (highly recommended) around the Drake Book crossing and for the remainder of the day once I reached the wilderness border on the way up. Currently with the solid ice on the Sandwich Mountain Trail up to Noon Peak and the Jennings Spur, the footing is tricky in places. The ridge is a mix of snow and ice. Great views and sunshine on the partially open summits. The Juncos are still around presenting their spring calls. It was a treat hiking out on mostly snow on the Drake Brook Trail and not having to deal with much ice. I find Sandwich Dome a relaxing mountain. Certainly rewarding today with no crowds (only saw 3 other people today).  
Name: Adventureskier 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-03-13 
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