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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Smarts Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Lambert Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 31, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The parking lot had some huge puddles in it, but you could avoid them. Plenty of room for probably a dozen cars if everyone parked well and a few cars parked in the puddles. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Should have zero issues. 
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies were out but did not bother us too bad. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Earlier reports recommended avoiding the loop and staying off of the Ranger Trail due to extensive mud and black flies that would eat you alive. So we used the same trail. It was otherwise tame and what mud was present was basically avoidable. Footing is rather good. The trail climbs from the start and then mellows out a bit on the ridge where you have a few pointless up-and-downs. Then you make your final climb to the fire tower and summit.

We went over to the summit and had to check the GPS as there was no label or anything. We had walked right past it.

The cabin and privy are great features of the summit. The fire tower is maintained well and has amazing 360ยบ views. Highly recommend this hike.  
Name
Name: BobTheLoveGoat 
E-Mail
E-Mail: BobTheLoveGoat at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-09 
Link
Link: http://lovegoatfilms.blogspot.com/2019/06/smarts-mountain.html 
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