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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Noon Peak, Jennings Peak, Sandwich Dome, NH
Trails
Trails: Sandwich Mountain Trail, Jennings Peak Spur, Drakes Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 28, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking in the lot. The back left spot as you drive in is very muddy under the ice 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Both major crossings where doable with care and thought. Poles and spikes very helpful! Both had black ice on them, but had several options depending on your level of thrill. It should be noted, the first one can be avoided if needed (in your guide book) 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing of note along all trails 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No issues foreseen 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I found a trek pole in the upper crossing of Drakes Brook (by Fletchers Cascade junction). I am pretty sure it belongs to Shaquille O'Neal, as the handle was at my jaw level. Tell me what color and brand it is so I can return it to you! 
 
Comments
Comments: A FINE day in the forest. It had been a few years since I had done this loop and Skittles needed for her 52WAV/NEHH, so off we went. Trails are in great shape, about 2-4" of unconsolitated powder. Minimal traffic from the day prior. Great views from Noon and Jennings, and commanding views where had on Sandwich. We played 'name familiar friends' in the endless view. Blue skies, no wind, warm in the sun. Spotted some surface hoar frost on Jennings which was a lovely treat. Ran into BBQeel doing some tracing! A treat! Noted no tracks on Bennett St Trail, and BBQ's lone tracks on Smart's Brook (despite about a dozen cars in the lot upon driving by on the way out)  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat & Skittles 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-29 
Link
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