Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Passaconaway, Mt. Whiteface, NH
Trails: Oliverian Brook Trail, Passaconaway Cutoff, Square Ledge Trail, Walden Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail, Rollins Trail, East Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 11, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at the Oliverian Brook trailhead. No fee. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The small brook crossing on the Passaconaway Off was easy on small rocks. This crossing is trickier in high water. Today the water level is low. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in good condition. There is one tree angled over trail by 6 to 7 feet above the ground on the Passaconaway Cut-Off trail which is no problem now but may be more difficult with a snow pack. The trees andled over the Oliverian Brook Trail are even higher off the ground. The WODC trails were meticulously maintained. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw many well behaved dogs. Many came up from Ferncroft via Blueberry Ledge Trail with some assistance from their owners. One couple planned to descend Blueberry Ledge with their dog. Hopefully it went well. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: There were obstructions on any of the trails. Some downed logs on the ground.

Met another hiker that missed the left turn on to the Square Ledge Trail off the Walden Trail. The Square Ledge trail may not be evident to some hikers even though there is a sign at the junction. Years ago I met a hiker who also missed this turn on descent from Mt Passaconaway.

Saw 5 & 7 year children with their parents on the Rollins Trail. They had ascended via Downes Brook to climb Mt Whiteface and Mt Passaconaway.

Saw the red bunchberries and bluebead lily berries. There were clusters of Indian Pipe but the Mt Passaconaway summit cairn. The summit of Mt Passdaconaway is reached on a short side spur from the point the Dicey's Mill Trail meets the Walden Trail. I did not bother hiking to the north outlook as the Presidential and Franconia Ranges were in the clouds.  
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-08-11 
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