|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Hibbard Mountain, Mt. Passaconaway, NH|
||Wonaclancet Range Trail, Shortcut, Walden Trail, East Loop, Dicey's Mill Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, May 19, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Blue blazes on Wonalancet Ridge are faded or blazed bark is falling off. Could use updating buy all in all the trail was in pretty good shape! |
|Lost and Found:
||Wonalancet ridge was nice and dry, great conditions, a bit leafy on the ascent, small snow patches on the ridge but avoidable with some postholes (including postholes made by a moose :D). Good conditions until the cone of nanomocomuck which was wet and a bit slippery on the steep parts. The way down nanomocomuck and in the col to Passaconaway had snow patches, no monorail and many postholes but you could walk through the prior postholes and avoid falling in up to your knee. As we ascended up the east side of the loop on the summit cone, several groups told us the weat side had lots of snow and an unstable monorail. Both groups appeared to have got up it without traction but were glad to go down a trail without those conditions. We went up and down the east loop at their suggestion even though we had traction. At the top there is an unstable monorail to the actual summit peak for a few dozen yards from the east loop direction but it's short lived. I'd recommend going up and down the east loop at this point so you can avoid needing traction and postholing. |
Dicey's Mill trail had running water for a portion of the trail (be prepared for wet feet), some mud and down at lower elevations in the bowl it was very leafy. My husband and I both nearly rolled our ankles on unseen hazards.
All in all a good spring hike!
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.