|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Smarts Mountain (attempt), NH|
||Lambert Ridge Trail, Ranger Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, March 30, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parking lot has some large water/mud areas. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
||Light Traction, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All water crossings were easily traversed |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Some trees down but were easy to get over.
The Ranger Trail can be hard to follow coming down in some sections near the top. |
|Lost and Found:
||We went up Lambert Ridge Trail. For the majority of the trail ice was non-existent or easily avoidable. At about mile 2.5 the ice got worse. It was virtually unavoidable without major bushwhacking. Micro spikes or crampons are needed.|
We opted to head back down at the trail junction. The decent of the Ranger Trail was icy for the first 1/2 mile or so. We encountered water and mud on and off the last 2+ miles.
||C Harnisch |
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.