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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Smarts Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Daniel Doan Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 13, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Dirt roads were in good condition, but there are no signs to direct hikers to the trailhead. It was only when I arrived at the trailhead and saw the sign there that I knew I was in the right place. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One easy river crossing. Water levels were quite low. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is lightly used, but still not difficult to follow. No blowdowns, but some pretty severe erosion in places, and lots of slippery rocks on the steep section. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: If they're comfortable on wet, slippery rocks, don't see why they couldn't do this trail. 
Bugs
Bugs: Not much of an issue. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nada. 
 
Comments
Comments: Well, it's not the easiest trail to find (after a mile on Quinntown Road, take two right turns in quick succession and drive to the end of the dirt road - that's the trailhead), but I enjoyed hiking the Daniel Doan Trail. It's clearly not heavily used, and is eroded in some places, but that just means that rocks and roots are exposed, and anyone who's hiking mountains in New Hampshire should expect rocks and roots. The steep part had lots of slippery rocks that required caution, but they were certainly doable. The summit area was quite nice, and the fire tower provided excellent views. Definitely a hike I would do again.  
Name
Name: GN 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-08-13 
Link
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