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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Oliverian Brook Trail, Passaconaway Cutoff, Square Ledge Trail, Walden Trail, North Outlook spur, Dicey's Mill Trail, East Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 25, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room in the Oliverian Brook trailhead off the Kancamagus Highway. The short road to the lot is accessible for all vehicles. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: West Branch of Oliverian Brook on the Passaconaway Cut-Off has few rocks but there is enough to enable a crossing under normal water levels. May be more difficult in high water. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Many fallen trees have been cut. Thanks to the trail crew who axed these trees. There are still some fallen trees in the trail but they were easy to get by. The worst of the remaining trees across the trail is on the Walden Trail above the East Loop junction as well as on the East Loop trail. The big tree (2 ft diameter or so) that had been across the top of the Square Ledge trail has been cut (probably by WODC). 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one dog near the summit of Mt Pasasaconaway. Route should be fine for dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The surface conditions during this transition season included bare ground, leaves, frozen slush, slush, ice flows on ledges, and snow (not deep). I would recommend having MicroSpikes or some other light traction for the icy sections. Snowshoes would be useless at this time.

I saw nobody else hiking to Mt Passaconaway from the northern approach today. I saw many hikers near the summit of Mt Passaconaway who had all started out of the Ferncroft parking area (southern approach). Many of these hikers visited Mt Whiteface before bagging Mt Passaconaway.

The views were great from all the outlooks. Make sure to visit the north Outlook via a 0.3 mile spur if the skies are clear. This is the best view from Mt Passaconaway.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-25 
Link
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