Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Smarts Mountain, NH
Trails: Daniel Doan Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 6, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: trailhead parking nicely plowed with room for multiple cars. quinntown and mousley brook roads both well plowed and in good shape.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: crossing of mousley brook done easily just downstream. looks ice bridge right at crossing, but i didn't test it. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: one big blowdown of note just above re route on lower portion of trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: the story of the lower part of the hike was breakable crust over 6-12 inches of snow, or less in parts, and there were no signs of recent travel. most of the would be wetness of the trail was well covered up. after the crossing of mousley brook the depth under the crust got deeper and the going was more difficult. once the trail started to climb snow depths increased quickly with up to 2-3 feet of unbroken heavy powder with a crust of varying degrees on top. a slow go up to the rangers cabin after which there were signs of previous hikers up to the summit. i walked a bit in both direction on the a.t. and it looked to be pretty well tracked out going both ways. owing to the summit being socked in with snow flurries i opted to keep my snowshoes on and not climb the tower though it looked to be in good condition with notable recent repairs. descending i was able to smooth the trail out a bit, but it will take a couple more sets of snowshoes to get the upper portion packed down.  
Name: bryan 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-01-07 
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