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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Smarts Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Lambert Ridge Trail, Ranger Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 22, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The lot was very muddy. There was room for about four cars on the far right. I picked up a whole plastic bag full of beer can and plastic bottles that were strewn about. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of blow downs and broken off branches, especially in the hardwoods. I pulled some out of the way and trampled others. It will take a full day of trail maintanance to make these trails free and clear. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Marlie had a great day. There was no on in the lot when we started so I let her lead the way. I was able to convince her to climb the lookout tower although getting her down took a little more convincing. 
Bugs
Bugs: Saw a moth or butterfly along the lower section of the Ranger Tr. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I found a key to a Toyota less than a mile from the parking lot along the Ranger Tr. E-mail me if it is yours. 
 
Comments
Comments: Lambert Ridge Tr was snow free until just after the east outlook, then there was trace amounts. Lots of snow between Lambert Ridge and Smarts Mtn. I wished I had snowshoes for this part. The monorail was <6" wide and hard to see. The snow was still thigh deep in spots. Above Lambert Ridge/Ranger Tr jctn I put on microspikes. There was significant ice in the usual spots and on the steep sections before the tent platform. Still close to 2 feet of snow at the summit. Lots of trash in the cabin. Ranger Tr is like a small stream. Be sure to wear waterproof boots or have wet feet. The snow disappeared about a half mile below the old garage and the mud took over.  
Name
Name: IQuest 
E-Mail
E-Mail: iandanner at hotmail dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-04-23 
Link
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