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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Noon Peak, Jennings Peak, Sandwich Dome, NH
Trails
Trails: Sandwich Mountain Trail, Jennings Peak Spur, Smarts Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Both lots were well plowed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Icy rocks. We wore either spikes or snowshoes for all the crossings. One on Smarts Brook Trail definitely required waterproof footwear. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Bunch of leaners but nothing show stopping. Most were easy to go around, under or over. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Sandwich Mountain Trail has been well traveled. We wore spikes up to a big moose yard at the Smarts Brook Trail junction. Snowshoes from there up/down Sandwich Dome and most of the way down Smarts Brook Trail, the latter of which was heavily moose postholed for 1-2 miles. The moose did a great job of staying on trail which was a plus for us because, being in designated wilderness, it was very lightly blazed and had not recently been traveled by humans.. :)

* Snowshoes are necessary on upper Smarts Brook Trail.

Maybe 3 miles from the terminus we came across snowshoe tracks of someone who had turned around, so the rest of our hike was broken out. At the cross country ski trail junction, we switched back to spikes since the trail was packed and heavily traveled from there.  
Name
Name: Snowflea & Cruddytoes 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-12-08 
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