Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Passaconaway, Hibbard Mountain, Mt. Wonalancet, NH
Trails: Dicey's Mill Trail, Walden Trail, Wonalancet Range Trail, Old Mast Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 26, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 8 am start got us one of the last parking spots in the lot off of Ferncroft Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: I crossed on the big log as if riding a horsey but with feet up next to the log to keep them above the water, and my friend went upstream to cross on rocks (Dicey's Mill Trail). 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in good condition overall. There are plenty of blowdowns, mostly good sized, but none of them are problematic. The leaves were ok.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A friendly little guy seeking lunches was hiking Dicey's out and back with his two legged friend, who had chosen to keep the little guy off the upper ledges on Whiteface. 
Bugs: Oh wow were the black flies out in force. We tried Ben's and White Mountain herbal, and the latter surprisingly worked better on this particular day. All day long we were wiping them out of our faces except when the welcome breeze picked up, but sadly didn't last long. Got a short break from them just in time for a lunch stop with a view. It's that time of year. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: There are plenty of ups and downs on this route, with many good viewpoints in various directions along the way. We brought spikes and gaiters but didn't use them.

Water running down Dicey's Mill above Rollins is shallow, an inch or less deep, so we just walked on through. Some snow left there but it's nothing to worry about. Walden Trail near Passaconaway summit is a small elongated lake several inches deep (4-6", +/-) and full of snow and slush- not for very long but staying near the edges or going off trail are temptations. No other snow past this point. I had forgotten how sporty Walden Trail is with rock scrambles- at least there are trees to grab onto where you need them. Likewise for parts of Wonalancet Range.  
Name: peaksseeker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-28 
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