|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Passaconaway, NH|
||Dicey's Mill Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, October 31, 2011|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lot was plowed and dry. Plenty of parking |
||Snow - Wet/Sticky |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||I crossed on rocks. There is a fallen tree to cross on, but I didn't want to chance it. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trail in good shape, considering the new snow. |
||No problems for dogs |
|Lost and Found:
Conditions: About 2 to 4 inches of snow down low (a lot of it diminished by the afternoon). As one got higher the snow levels increased to about 8 to 10 inches on the summit. Crossed the stream on rocks. I didn't want to try the fallen tree route, since it had about 6 inches of snow on it. The stream is running low. The snow was wet and heavy, actually piling up on my pole baskets. I bare-booted the whole way. Snow shoes may have worked better in some of the deeper stuff, but the snow would have just balled them up. I used my Hillsounds coming back down the steeps. Not sure how good they were working since they were balling up too. I went back to bare-boots after the steeps, which seemed to work best.
No bad blow-downs to mention, but thanks to WODC, (or whomever), for removing that monster blow-down that was about half way up the Dicey sidehill traverse, it was there in September, and hard to get around. It took a lot of chops to get through that one I bet. Some cars in the lot today, but I had Dicey to myself. No tracks coming off the Rollins. Beautiful sunny day with no wind.
(I thought that I saw the Rocket Ship in the parking lot this morning?)
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.