|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Noon Peak, Jennings Peak, Sandwich Dome, NH|
||Sandwich Mountain Trail, Jennings Peak Spur, Smarts Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, December 8, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Both lots were well plowed. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|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:
||Bunch of leaners but nothing show stopping. Most were easy to go around, under or over. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
||Snowflea & Cruddytoes |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.