Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Jennings Peak, Noon Peak, NH
Trails: Sandwich Mountain Trail, Jennings Peak Spur, Drakes Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was not plowed out and was messy. AWD and 4WD recommended. You could probably get up there with FWD, but there is a chance of getting stuck as snow melts and mud forms 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Drakes brook was bridged on both trails, though the crossing on the Drakes brook trail was a bit tougher to manage. Care was needed to make sure you were on the deepest part of the snow and to not slip through. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: didn't see any 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: I was hoping for Sandwich Dome and Jennings, but the trail past Noon peak was not broken. So I sucked it up and pushed my way to the Jennings Peak spur and up to the summit. Snow was deep and drifted. Snowshoeing through the drifts was actually easier than following the previous bare boot trench. That was hell. However, the view from Jennings was spectacular, with some added views thanks to a good 4 foot snow pack. Because I'm a glutton for punishment, I decided to take Drakes Brook trail down (which had not been broken). I get nervous going down steep stuff so I didn't really want to go back the way I came and battle my nerves on Sandwich Mtn tr. It took me 2 hours to go the 2.8 miles to the crossing of the brook. The lower I got, the more I sunk into the snow, as temperatures warmed into the low 40s. It was impossible to avoid the bareboot trench, so it was very slow going. I about cried tears for joy when I got to the groomed section of Drakes brook trail. From there it was a slow but easy walk back to the car.  
Name: Phil 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-18 
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