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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Prospect Hill (Enfield), NH
Trails
Trails: Smith Pond Road, Half Mile Pond Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: the smith pond trailhead on smith pond road in enfield is being well maintained as of today. there is a good kiosk at the trailhead with a trail map.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: this trail system overall is much better marked and maintained than when i was last there a few years ago. well blazed and signed. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: i opted to walk up smith pond road and pick up the trails farther up rather than following the trail immediately leaving the trailhead. packed tracks from a vehicle and other snowshoes made it quick once off the plowed road past the gate.

shortly after the trail from the parking rejoins i turned right onto the half mile pond trail. the trail has been re routed since my last trip and though less direct to the pond its a really nice snowshoe trail with a good viewpoint along the way. a set of snowshoe tracks went about 2/3 of the way to the pond then turned off to points unknown. i mistakingly continued following the tracks farther than i should have before realizing it and backtracked to the trail to finish breaking it out to the pond. sinking 6+ inches with a layer cake of snow with a crust down a couple inches. not too bad, but a little slow. once at the pond i walked a short distance around the eastern shore then took a line on the highpoint of prospect hill. mostly open woods all the way to the summit with deeper snow and tougher breaking. i returned in my tracks.  
Name
Name: bryan 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bryancuddihee@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-12 
Link
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