Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails: Oliverian Brook Trail, Passaconaway Cut-Off, Square Ledge Trail, Walden Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail, East Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 16, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The summer lot is not plowed. However, there is a small plowed out area just off the Kancamagus Highway that can accommodate about half a dozen vehicles. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The ice/snow bridge was adequate to easily cross the small brook on the Passaconaway Cut-Off trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One large evergreen diagonally crossing above trail by about 5.5 to 6 feet above the large boulders on the Passaconaway Cut-Off trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: OK for dogs 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Wore snowshoes from start to finish. Well formed snowshoe track. In a few places in the higher elevations had a bit of drift partially filling the track. The Walden Trail heading to Nanamocomuck Peak was not broken out. The East Loop was roughly broken out (as compared to the other trails). The Walden Trail has some steep sections that are better to ascend the peak. I descended via Dicey's Mill which has only a couple short steep pitches.

I was the lone hiker on the north approach to Mt Passaconaway. I saw other hikers in and around the summit who came from Ferncroft. There were X-C skiers on the Oliverian-Downes brook ski trails.  
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-17 
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