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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cube, Smarts Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 27, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Nice size pull off on 25A. Lots of Day hikers but I was able to leave my car over night without issue.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Lots of dried up water sources. A few between 25A and Mt. Cube. Minimal between Cube and Hexcuba. One brook leading to Smarts.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in good shape. One washout that has a reroute using surveyors tape on the 25A side of Cube. Easy to follow.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Very little water right now so cart extra and make sure to stop at all available water for drinking. Decent mileage out to smarts for a dog. 10.2 miles... Easy ish terrain. One boulder field to hop around in. Great slabs.  
Bugs
Bugs: Only buzzing. It's getting down tot he 40's at night so, they are pretty quiet.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: NA 
 
Comments
Comments: Great weekend to finish the AT in New Hampshire with a trek from 25A over Cube and out to Hecuba Shelter and then on to Smarts. Officially done and able to move on to Massachusetts. Good carried trail conditions and terrain on this section. But as stated above the water is drying up. One good flow on the way back was not even moving. So do what you have to do to stay hydrated. All in all a great way to end my time in New Hampshire.  
Name
Name: Mouse and Isis 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rachel_kowalsky@hotmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-08-27 
Link
Link: http://sghnh48.blogspot.com/2017/08/mount-cube-hexcuba-shelter-smarts.html 
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