Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Sandwich Dome, Jennings Peak, NH
Trails: Smarts Brook Trail, Sandwich Mountain Trail, Jennings Peak Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There were some blowdowns on Smarts Brooks, but all pretty easily passable going over or around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: The black flies were heavy on the Smarts Brook Trail. I did not bring/wear bug spray, but I probably should have.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I had not done this hike before and yes, the Smarts Brook Trail is the "road less followed." I saw nobody on this trail, in both directions. I did see 7 people total, all on the Sandwich Mtn Trail. At about 1.3 miles on the Smarts Brook trail, on the right side where there is a pond, I was able to watch several beavers just swimming around in the middle of the day, perhaps a benefit of the trail's quiet nature. Also something interesting, is that in the 0.6 mile from Smarts Brook Trail to Sandwich Dome, I looked to the right in the forest and I saw this mossy looking "swan," see my picture attached. Other than those sightings, I only saw frogs and toads and plenty of deer droppings. It was a peaceful and quiet journey and I enjoyed napping on the rock at Jennings Peak.  
Name: Deanna Briggs 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-27 
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