Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Passaconaway, Mt. Whiteface, NH
Trails: Dicey's Mill Trail, East Loop Trail, Rollins Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Large parking lot with lots of signs, a kiosk of information, and a porta-potty. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One stream crossing has a large, well traveled log which is stable if you balance. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in excellent condition.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I saw one dog. 
Bugs: Mosquitos were plentiful. Blackflies almost zero. A few no-see-ums near the water.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The best way to go if you've not hiked here before is clockwise so that you go up the ledges, not down, due to steepness. However I forgot about that because I was focused on making camp at Camp Rich. I went up Dicey's Mill trail, which was easy to moderate. I found the camp near the water by the East Loop. Great place thanks to the Wonalacet Outdoor Club (thank you). Camp Rich has no bear box so I brought my bear can. No platforms but several flat tent spots and an established fire ring. After setting up my tent, I went to the summit of Passaconaway via the East Loop trail, then back by camp and onto the Rollins Trail for a mostly wooded ridge walk with some ups and downs, and a few outlook points with views... over to the summit of Whiteface. I did not see a sign at either so relied on Gaia GPS to confirm I was at the summits. Then I backtracked on Rollins to camp for a very quiet evening with two other tents of nice people. Next morning I went down again on Dicey's Mill. I guess I'll have to save those ledges for another day.  
Name: R Whelton 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-06-22 
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