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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: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Big sign at the fork of Dorchester rd. and Grafton tpk. announcing that during mud season all hikers, bikers, etc. must park at the ski lot{near the fork} or be towed. No indication of when they think mud season starts. Road not too bad today and the small parking area was packed at the lambert ridge trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: few and simple 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: both trails in fine shape. no blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: dogs will have a tricky time toward the top.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Lambert trail dry near the bottom, but up around the ledges and beyond there was significant blue ice along the trail, particularly the steep areas. Also it was snowing lightly all morning while I was there, above 1500-2000 feet. Only 1/2 inch or so, but it concealed the areas that were icy. Light traction very advisable.


Ranger trail quite a contrast. More south-facing and free of ice. At the bottom it is very muddy in sections, but there is room along the sides to avoid most of it.  
Name
Name: scrambler 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-03-31 
Link
Link: http:// 
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