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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Smarts Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Lambert Ridge Trail, Ranger Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 12, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lyme-Dorchester Road from Lyme (west) is open; the approach from the east is closed. The trailhead is plowed and open. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Skipper did well... avoiding the steep icy sections by bushwhacking. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We wasted energy by carrying snowshoes that were not needed... and we underestimated the steepness and ice sheets on the summit cone. Ascended and descended using microspikes. Should have carried crampons for the summit cone.

Too cold to linger and enjoy the spectacular views and open woods... must return to this peak.  
Name
Name: Beth Zimmer 
E-Mail
E-Mail: btzimr at gmail dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-02-12 
Link
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