Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Smarts Mountain, NH
Trails: Logging roads, bushwhack, Lambert Ridge Trail, Ranger Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 22, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked on Dorchester Road near Reservoir Pond; had a long 2 1/2 nile road walk back, but ran into a through-hiker who lives nearby, and had a nice chat for abut half the walk. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water, water everywhere... but seldom more than boot-deep, annd all the streams I hit were easily hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The usual spring mess on the AT and Ranger Trails. The Cummings Trail, once I found it, was in remarkably good shape! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not a very good idea, unless the dogs have a better idea of where to find the bottom of the trail than I did! 
Bugs: Plenty, thanks. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I started up a recent skid trail from just north of Cummings Pond; on my Delorme GPSr map, that looked like the spot. Once I realized it wasn't, I followed it and a couple moose roads as high as I could (200' +/-), then NE over the ridge, olliking for Clough Brook and the actual trail. Ended up following the brook for quite a ways through thich cover, before stumbing onto the old trail. Up until about 500' from the summit, I thought it was just a continuation of the brook. I wouldn't recommend this approach, and plan to try from the top down next time, to see if I can do a better job of locating the old trail.  
Name: Scubahhh 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-05-23 
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