|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Passaconaway, NH|
||Wonalancet Range Trail, Walden Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, May 15, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trail in great condition! Note that signs do not have mileages. |
||Handful of mosquitoes down low. A few black flies investigated our cooking site, but no bites. |
|Lost and Found:
||This report is for the first of our two-day loop around Passaconaway and Whiteface. We traveled counterclockwise from the Ferncroft Lot, starting on Wonalancet Ridge Trail, to the Walden Trail, and up the east side of the Passaconaway summit loop. Trail was dry except for some spring snow/rotten monorail on about 0.1 mi of the view spur on the north face of Passaconaway summit. There is also some remaining monorail on about 0.2 mi of the Dicey's Mill trail down the west side of the summit towards the Rollins Trail junction, but it's easily avoided or walked over given the amount of fallen pine needles for traction. We had spikes but never used them.|
We tented at Camp Rich. It's a bit difficult to tell if we were on the actual site other than from the Gaia marker given how many blown down trees there were, but we found a suitable tent site and had a peaceful evening with no wind or rain to speak of. There are two springs running approx. 0.1 and 0.2 mi from the Dicey's Mill/Rollins Trail junction towards the summit.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.