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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: Sunday, October 16, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking in lot off the Kancamagus Highway. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Brook crossing on Passaconaway CutOff Trail was difficult due to high water level and a paucity of rocks at the trail crossing. On ascent crossed brook in bare feet with the cool water tolerable. On descent I found some small rocks upstream from the trail crossing. I managed to cross the brook at this point on wobbly rocks some which were under water. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Only a few downed trees which did not cause any difficulties. Lots of muddy areas. Some rotting bog bridges on the Passaconaway CutOff. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Should be fine for dogs 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Many areas of mud. The beaver pond alongside the Oliverian Brook trail was overflowing with water spilling over the trail. There were enough roots, rocks, and high points to permit passage without getting soaked. The Square Ledge Trail just downhill from the intersection with the Passaconaway CutOff has running water down the trail. Bypasses have formed in this section of the Square Ledge Trail in order to avoid the wet ledge areas.


The walk down to the north outlook is well worth the effort. The panoramic view northward to the White Mountains is spectacular. Unfortunately Mt Washington was obscured by clouds but snow could be seen on Mt Monroe and Boott Spur. Great vantage point for a view of Carrigain Notch.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-10-16 
Link
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