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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Noon Peak, Jennings Peak, NH
Trails
Trails: Sandwich Mountain Trail, Jennings Peak Spur, Drakes Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Probably room for 2 carefully parked cars if you do not block the plow or power station lanes. Plowed but had a layer of ice under less than an inch of snow. Did not trust my car up it so walked from town.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not completely frozen over. The one major crossing on each trail can be done with care. Rocks had ice layer and 1-2 ft. of snow on top to give more area to work with.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: After the Christmas weekend storms nothing was broken out and the trails had lots of fresh snow. On average Sandwich Mountain Trail probably had over a foot of unpacked snow. The few steeper parts of the trail weren't too bad with all the new snow. I can imagine these sections becoming harder as the snow is slid off with more traffic. Snow drifts on the ledges near the top were almost hip deep but only for a short distance. Broke out Jennings spur and all the way to the Smarts Brook junction. Smarts Brook wasn't broken out when I arrived at the junction but it probably is now as I saw a few cars at the trailhead on my way home. The trip down Drakes was easy going but had more snow. Seemed on average over 2 ft. of new snow while breaking it out. Drakes could use another person or two to better pack down the trail as I was solo. No issues following any of the trails. Fletcher's Cascade was also broken out by someone else when I arrived at the junction.  
Name
Name: Brian S. 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bscho32@msn.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-12-26 
Link
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