Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails: Dicey's Mill Trail, Walden Trail, View Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 21, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ferncroft was plowed and full of cars at 9am - park tightly! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple blowdowns, easy to step over/under 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A plethora of pleasant pups near the peak 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Snowshoes up via Dicey's Mill. Trail was well packed, we (group of 10) wore snowshoes up to summit. Encountered a handful of people in spikes (one in crampons?) who insisted they were not postholing at all. Broke out view spur with snowshoes and switched to spikes (90%) and bare boots (10%) for descent. As a result somewhat tore up the small segment of Walden Trail between the summit spur and view spur which was not yet as packed as Dicey's Mill. On our way up, Walden Trail from Dicey's Mill junction to summit was not broken out yet but had been broken by 1-2 snowshoers by the time we descended. Descended via Dicey's Mill. Our group was in spikes for descent - some post-holing, mostly at edges of trail. Continued to encounter other occasional hikers in spikes. Thanks to the welcoming locals who said hello and to the doggo-owners who brought their beautiful puppers out today.  
Name: ADT 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-22 
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