|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Passaconaway, NH|
||Oliverian Brook Trail, Passaconaway Cutoff, Square Ledge Trail, Walden Trail, North Outlook spur, Dicey's Mill Trail, East Loop|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, November 25, 2017|
|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. |
||Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Slush |
||Light Traction |
|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:
||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). |
||Saw one dog near the summit of Mt Pasasaconaway. Route should be fine for dogs. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
||WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.