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Peaks
Peaks Dalton Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Private trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking at intersection of Miller Road/Mountain Road. Or, with landowner permission, at old log landing at the height of land on the unmaintained portion of Miller Road (aka Cross Road, between Mountain Road and Blakslee Road) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are clear of blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Watch out for porcupines. Lots up there! 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We are the landowners. There are two wonderful Dalton Mountain viewpoints on our posted land. "Lovers' Leap", the south peak, has excellent 180 degree views from the peaks in northern Vermont to Mt. Mansfield, Camel's Hump and the Franconia Notch peaks. There is also a (mislocated!) canister just to the north. The actual summit is 50-75 feet south on a ledge.

"Spruce Knob", the north peak, has sweeping views from the Prezzies to the Kilkennies to Dixville Notch and then over to the northern peaks of Vermont and down to Willoughby Gap and Burke Mountain. You can reach both peaks in a roughly 3-mile hike on our trail network -- without having to go on the snowmachine trail.

Recently a post was put up by someone named Philip Werner called "Bushwhacking the Daltons". The writer published, without our permission, a GPS track of his hike across our land. This kind of thing is not the way to build good relations with landowners!

We love hikers and give permission to all who ask (with the understanding that access to our land and hiking are at your own risk). Just contact us before you want to go on the land and we'll explain the trail network and the best routes to the peaks!  
Name
Name: Jim Dannis 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jimdannis@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-13 
Link
Link: http:// 
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