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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Dicey's Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, October 31, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was plowed and dry. Plenty of parking 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
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 Maintenance Notes: Trail in good shape, considering the new snow. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No problems for dogs 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments:
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?)
 
Name
Name: Wolfgang 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rjmartin@fairpoint.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-10-31 
Link
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