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Peaks
Peaks Smarts Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Daniel Doan Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: AMC Guide a little bit confusing, as cable referenced is no longer there. Take Mousley Brook Trail to split - gate on right, small parking area on left, straight ahead (downhill) as no vehicles sign. A bottom, walk across right hand bridge, but continue going straight (there are roads on the right on either side of the bridge). Trailhead sign also confusing due to added handwriting - continue walking straight (house on right). Camper parked at continuation on road makes confusing, but easily walked around (blue blazes start thereafter). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Mousley Brook crossing hoppable, though a little bit of stretch to get to the uphill side. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Removed a few smaller blowdowns. Remaining blowdowns are generally saplings with the exception of one near the spring, which was closer to 6" diameter. Too few bog bridges, and those are rotting away. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Probably good to keep dogs on leash until in woods, as there are horses near the trailhead. 
Bugs
Bugs: Quite vexing until about 3,000 feet. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I have no plans to ever hike this "trail" again. First half of it is a progressively muddy logging road (a brook in some places). Brief section of decent trail, then eroded, wet, somewhat muddy, and rather slippery mess (exposed ledge areas) until height of land. Then, quite wet/muddy due to spring. Trail appears to be seldom used for good reason.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-05-25 
Link
Link: http://www.franklinsites.com/hikephotos/NewHampshire/smartsmtn-2011-0525.php 
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