Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails: Oliverian Brook Trail, Passaconaway Cutoff, Square Ledge Trail, Walden Trail, East Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, June 18, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only 4 or 5 cars in the Oliverian Brook lot off NH-112 on a Friday (Juneteenth) at 10 a.m. Lots for other trails (such as Lincoln Woods) were overflowing, but there was space for another dozen or more cars here. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: water was low at 3 or 4 stream crossings on the Cutoff trail--no problems 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: trails are in excellent condition, just a little mud here and there 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one small dog gladly being carried down the Walden Trail in a backpack. Two other dogs were happily making their way up Dicey's Mill Trail (just before the steep part below the summit). A few short semi-scrambles on both those trails would be difficult for many dogs. 
Bugs: gnats and flies at the summit and at water crossings but not biting (much) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The AMC Guide says that this route to the top is 5 miles long with 2850' elevation gain, but the latter is almost entirely along the top 2 miles or so (starting about halfway up the Passaconaway Cutoff), which consequently is quite steep and sometimes fairly rough. I actually returned via Dicey's Mill and East Loop trails, which added something under a mile but avoided the steepest and roughest part of the Walden Trail.  
Name: David Schulenberg 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-18 
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