Ascent of Smarts Mountain on 2015-08-09
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Sunday, August 9, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||3238 ft / 986 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFinally got Smarts Mountain under my belt after putting it off for so long, but I should have taken the Lambert Ridge Trail, as it's more scenic and in much better shape (it's a part of the AT). Don't need to hike it to know that. I don't know what Dan Doan would think of this trail if he was alive to see what it looks like now, but IMHO it doesn't live up to his legacy. Eroded, rough, and overgrown are the three words that describe it best. Fortunately, the summit was nice, and I chatted with some kind thru-hikers (including one from Germany), so that made the hike a lot better. The very upper part of DDT wasn't too bad either, come to think of it.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1900 ft / 579 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.5 mi / 10.5 km|
| Route:||Daniel Doan Trail|
| Trailhead:||Mousley Brook Rd 1338 ft / 407 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Overcast|
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