New Hampshire
Rhode Island/Connecticut
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Russell Hill, Shrewsbury Peak, Smith Peak , VT
Trails: Shrewsbury Peak Trail, Black Swamp Trail, unknown trails, bushwhacks
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: CCC road is marked closed for winter. I was able to drive to the gate, which is right before the trail and before the road curves Northeast. I had to clear one blowdown to make it to the gate.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I walked a short distance to the trailhead and followed the trail up, taking a side trip to Russell Hill. The trail was snow-free and not too wet. From the col between the two summit bumps of Shrewsbury, the Black Swamp tr. leaves. I took this down to the shelter and began an open woods bushwhack over to Smith Peak. In the col I joined an old, blueblazed trail that worked its way over towards Smith peak. Once it slabbed the south side, I bushwhacked to the recognized highpoint. To return I went back to the trail and used bushwhacks to connect trails and roads to the CCC stone house.  
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-05-06 
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