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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 21, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small lot that fits about 6 cars right now. We parked at a small pull-off 2/10 of a mile from the trailhead and did not get a ticket. There is a sign at the trailhead that says no parking along the road is strictly enforced.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Hank had fun as always 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I put snowshoes on at the beginning and left them on due to inertia. Most people had spikes, 2 had trail crampons. From what I saw, if you step off the track you posthole. I took the snowshoes off at the Ranger trail as the track is no longer wide enough to accommodate 2 snowshoes side by side and continued with just bare boots, no postholing. Nice hike, some long stretches of flat walking. I went up to the top of the fire tower for a moment--very cold and windy--and retreated quickly. A lower elevation hike was a good choice for today after hearing about the frigid temps and winds on the 4,000 footers. I punched a few holes in the trail when descending to get some traction after many sledders had gone by. Sledders were very polite to stop and walk by us--thank you! I broke a hiking pole mid trip otherwise I would have used that. Safety first.  
Name
Name: diane and hank williams 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dtafilowski@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-22 
Link
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