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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Oliverian Brook Trail, Passaconaway Cut-Off, Square Ledge Trail, Walden Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail, East Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 27, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water crossings on the Passaconaway Cut-Off were rock hops. Best route across is just downstream a few yards from the official trail crossing 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good condition. Most tree falls are on the ground. A large evergreen at the Walden - East Loop junction is leaning above the trail. This is no problem now but may pose an obstruction during the snow season. Trail signs at the Square Ledge - Walden junction are in poor condition 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Good for dogs 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Saw no other hikers today on Passaconaway. Saw traces of snow starting at 2,400 feet. A more widespread snow cover of less than an inch was mainly on Walden and Dicey's Mill trails above the East Loop junctions. A thin layer of ice covered by a dusting of snow on some of the rock steps or ledges on the cone of Mt Passaconaway. I did not bring traction but it would have provided securer footing. Started down to the north outlook where the ground was starting to freeze up but it caved in to mud and water when stepped upon. Decided to discontinue the trek to the north outlook as it was obvious that low clouds would prevent any decent views. I did have nice views from the Walden Trail south facing outlook and the eastward looking viewpoint. Good views of Mt Tripyramid and Tecumseh from the northwest outlook on Dicey's Mill trail.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-10-27 
Link
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