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Peaks Smarts Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: J Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small lot. We got there around 9am (I believe) and there was plenty of parking. But moments later there was a large party, separate cars, that followed us in. This may have been an unusual circumstance.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None. You do follow a brook at the beginning, so if a water source is needed for any reason, you have some, but limited access 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: None, unless you can dry the out. It really was quite messy. If not for being a section of the AT, it almost seems like it should be avoided. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: My dog. Only other dog I saw was a thru hiker with his dog. Easy trail for a dog (if you don’t mind the mud). No boulders, scrambles, just a walk in the woods. There’s not even a real summit with ledges, just a fire tower. 
Bugs
Bugs: We had no issues, although I did have on bug repellent. It certainly seemed like prime conditions though. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing 
 
Comments
Comments: I personally would avoid this trail unless we are in a drought. Maybe then it’s not so muddy. I don’t know what all that mud and tracking through it is doing to the trail.  
Name
Name: Linda B 
E-Mail
E-Mail: linda.blauch@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-07-25 
Link
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