Ascent of Smarts Mountain on 2016-07-12

Climber: Richard Bedard

Others in Party:Cheryl Ann
Date:Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Smarts Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3238 ft / 986 m

Ascent Trip Report

Cheryl & I hiked Smart Mtn today.On way up we saw a Fawn & a doe get run over by a car & truck :-( .1st the fawn got hit by a car then the doe ran into a truck just in front of us ...How sad a family taken out I hope they didn't suffer long .The day started out nice cool & sunny. We took the Lambert Ridge Tr up & met alot a AT thru hikers NOBO & SOBO from all over the US .Good Luck to all of them.At the summit we climbed the tower & the views were just spectacular .We relaxed & headed down the Rangers Tr.
We were told it wasn't a very good trail but decided to find out for ourselves....Well we did .The top section was sliperry & not very well maintained & no blazes .after awhile on this the trail turned rocky rooty & had a little challenge on finding the trail but we did.The bottom half was awful...Not trail conditions but bugs....Cheryl got a few in her eyes & I did too plus ate a few Yeck!!!!.
All in all it was a great hike & I really enjoyed hiking with Cheryl .Thanks for the invite & hope to hike with you again
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2138 ft / 651 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2138 ft / 651 m
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2138 ft / 651 m
    Route:Lambert RidgeTr
    Start Trailhead:Dorchester Rd  1100 ft / 335 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2138 ft / 651 m
    Route:Ranger Tr
    End Trailhead:Dorchester Rd  1100 ft / 335 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Bedard
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