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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Dicey's Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking available 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The trusty birch log got the job done this morning. Though as being the first one out, it had about a 8" of snow on it. It required a level of heroics I was not prepared for at this stage of the day, as I was precariously balanced trying to kick snow off. It surely was a site to behold 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I cleared about 15 clogs and took out a fresh blowdown 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Several doggoes out today 
Bugs
Bugs: I saw a spider. It was terrifying. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A FINE day to be in the forest. The Snow Meiser came to visit last night, surely kick stepping with his top hat through the Wildernesses. It would have been nice if you came by more in actual winter, and not is like 3rd winter. I needed only Pass today, so I out and backed via Dicey. Trail conditions, as is always the case with spring, are different on the way in than out. I ended up breaking the entire length of the trail, snow depths averaged about a foot of fresh powder, lots of 15" readings (I am a surveyor so I always have a ruler on me). Some drifts over my knee. I utilized a few cut offs of switchbacks by the summit. Bareboot from car to about halfway between Blueberry cutoff (the one with the bridge) and Tom Wiggin, from there snowshoes the entire day to pretty much the same point on return. About 6 out, all had snowshoes but only a few chose to wear. My descent was lovely ankle rolling due to people bare booting. The sun made a cameo at about 1230, and by 1300 I was under heavy fire of snowbombs and trees peeing. I got to use my fancy new hiking parisol, err, umbrella, which not only shaded my pale face, looked mountain chic, but repelled several snow grenades lobbed at me. It likely softened considerably from just before Rollins junction, snow was melting/slushy on return after the crossing. I finally found were Camp Rich used to be today, and also had a nice encounter with a Moose on my way out.  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-17 
Link
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