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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Smarts Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Lambert Ridge Trail, Ranger Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot fits several cars. It was full before 9:30am and overflow cars parked alongside the road, which was no problem.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The Ranger Trail has a few small, easy water crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blow downs that are step-overs on the Ranger Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: We saw one dog descending Lambert Ridge Trail.  
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies are out. They weren't too bad on the Lambert Ridge Trail, which we were on in the earlier part of the day. The light beeeze also kept them mostly away while we were on that trail, which has a number of open ledges. There were more black flies on the Ranger Trail, which is more wooded and which we did later in the day. We all wore bug spray and one of us used a head net for parts of the Ranger Trail. It wasn't necessary, but did help. Also, check for ticks. One of us found a tick after the hike. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Bright blue skies and perfect visibility today. We ascended via the Lambert Ridge trail, which is gorgeous. Lots of open ledges and this part of NH is bright, bright green as far as the eye can see right now. The Lambert Ridge Trail is pretty dry. Some muddy areas but nothing that really stands out. We descended via the Ranger Trail so that we could do a loop. This trail is unmarked for the top 2/3rds, and appears to mostly follow a stream/runoff bed. Nevertheless, it was pretty easy to follow. This trail is completely wooded, wetter and had significant mud and leaves, but it is a nice steady descent with no uphills. We loved this mountain!  
Name
Name: KLBS 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-05-20 
Link
Link: http://www.facebook.com/groups/LesBeInTheMountains/ 
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