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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Passaconaway (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Dicey's Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Ferncroft. Was very snowy at arrival but had melted down to a slush by our return. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: We made it to two main water crossings - one was easily passable, the other a bit of a challenge with snowshoes, but manageable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail blazes were tough to spot in some areas, but we never got lost. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw lots of dogs at the Ferncroft parking area, but all went up different trails. 
Bugs
Bugs: None! Except for the little snow lice that were not bothersome. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
 
Comments
Comments: Started our ascent at 9am. It was a warm 35 degrees and it quickly warmed up to about 47. I went snowshoeing/to break trail with a mixed group of experienced and inexperienced snowshoers. At about 3 hours in, we had made it about 3/4 of the way to the summit, but the group was getting weaker as the trail was getting steeper, and we decided to call it quits. Snow was fluffy (perfect snowball snow!) but started to melt drastically as we were descending. Overall, beautiful day with blue skies and sunshine. We all got sunburnt! Welcome to shoulder season.  
Name
Name: Kristen 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kristenmanndesign@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-03 
Link
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