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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Dicey's Mill Trail, East Loop, Walden Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Ferncroft. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: We crossed the river on rocks, mostly dry, and logs. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some crawl-overs on the upper half, but none consequential. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Arlo managed better than we did. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The snow cover has taken a hit this week, largely replaced after rain with serious ice and major ice flows. We were in spikes shortly after the river crossing, with one of us switching happily to Kahtoola crampons another mile up. We went up East Loop and Walden, and continued down Dicey's from the summit. Choose your challenge -- larger boulders with ice and some snow cover on Walden, versus continuous ice on Dicey's Mill. A hiker who had done the larger loop reported the same ice conditions for Whiteface and recommended crampons.  
Name
Name: John C. 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jcarter@holycross.edu 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-12-06 
Link
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