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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Oliverian Brook Trail, Passaconaway Cutoff, Square Ledge Trail, Walden Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There was a tent pitched in the parking area, when I arrived at 545am. I got organized and crept past it as quickly and as quietly as possible; it was gone when I returned at 11am. I saw no people today and mine was the only car in the lot.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The crossing at 2.4 miles would be difficult directly but there is a very obvious bushwhack to the right about 30’, at which point there are two massive logs across the brook. Mischief managed.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trails are in amazing shape because the completely awesome trail maintainer was there last night and did some work!! Thank you, Mountain Wanderer!! 😊 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs
Bugs: I saw a lot of them but none of them bit me.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None.  
 
Comments
Comments: Great day to be out; literally no wind. The drizzle tapered off and then the sun came out!!
This route is in great shape, considering the time of year. Bare boots to 2700’, with the patches of mud firm enough that you could walk straight through without wet boots, or with rocks or logs to step on. The ice/snow/remaining monorail started at 2600’ and became consistent from 2700’ - 3000’ (the middle section of the Square Ledge Trail, between Passaconaway Cutoff and Walden Trail. I put on my microspikes for this part, and though I had my snowshoes, didn’t try to use them. The trail is really narrow, in this section, and the monorail was intermittently very unstable (posthole to my hip - eek!!). Because I went down so fast with minimal pressure applied, it didn’t seem that anything would work except possibly the Wingardium Leviosa spell. Which didn’t work for me. Oh well. So I gritted my teeth and slowly made my way past this section. The trail was then bare rock with only intermittent small ice patches until the ice became consistent at 3700’ and at that point microspikes were the perfect equipment.  
Name
Name: Bikecamphikegirl 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-28 
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