We finally got a break in the rain so I was able to sneak away and do a 7.5 mile loop to the summit of Smarts Mountain W1/HA-008.
Although Smarts is only 2400 feet high, it is a moderately challenging hike that introduces AT through hikers to the state of New Hampshire. Technically this summit is not in the White Mountains. But it is a significant peak and tends to condition hikers for some of the summits to follow. The biggest complaint I hear is that there are no switchbacks. This trail always seems to be wet and it’s loaded with biting bugs.
Welcome to New Hampshire!
Band conditions still seem a bit poor but I did manage to double my QSO count compared to last week with 14 in the log. I even worked 2 stations in EU which is something I haven’t done in a while. @F4WBN and @OK1ZE Thanks for chasing.
Hiked up the AT and down the Ranger Trail.
This cabin is available for an overnight. There is also a tent site just below the summit that has enough room for a couple of tents.
Smarts Mountain Fire Tower is no longer active.