Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Sandwich Dome, Jennings Peak, NH
Trails: Sandwich Mountain Trail, Jennings Peak Spur, Drakes Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 9, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Empty lot at Smarts Brook and Sandwich Mtn trailhead parking ~7:30. 4 other vehicles at ~1:30. Sad to see a shard of side mirror and single small piece of window/windshield glass where I parked. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Unable to cross Drakes Brook by rock hopping. Made good use of a log jam just upstream of Sandwich Mtn trail crossing. Same strategy coming down Drakes Brook trail, bad idea, better to wade. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Handful of minor blowdowns, two larger ones that had been partially cleared, all easy to navigate. Larger sections of standing water & deep mud on Drakes Brook trail, only significant water/mud on Sandwich Mtn trail was where planks were already placed (all fine) and at the spring. A sign for one of the trail intersections with Sandwich Mtn Trail is sitting face up on the ground, positioned in the intersection so you can find it easily. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Trail was mostly dry. Blowdowns were trivial. Going up Sandwich Mtn trail was a good choice, took Drakes Brook trail down since I'd never been on either before today. Minimal snow above 3400', nothing really on the trail so no traction needed. Biggest challenge was crossing Drakes Brook.  
Name: Curtis N 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-11-09 
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