|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Passaconaway, NH|
||Dicey's Mill Trail, Walden Trail, East Loop|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, March 3, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Ferncroft Road is ice covered. I had no difficulty with studded snow tires and AWD. Lot is plowed. Four vehicles when I arrived and four other vehicles when I departed. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The crossing of the tributary of the Wonalancet River was easy on snow covered rocks or via a snow/ice bridge. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails in good condition. I picked up many small branches in the trail. There are a couple branches from a downed tree that extended in to the Dicey's Mill Trail not too far from the Wilderness Boundary. A short walk around bypasses the branches (small saw will take of the branches). |
||Fine for dogs. |
|Lost and Found:
||I saw DEL's comment. I was the silent snowshoe hiker. Sorry for being so quiet but I had been hiking over a path of boot holes by the time I encountered you and another Microspiker. Please take DEL's advise to use snowshoes until the track is reported as solid.|
On the descent the Dicey's Mill Trail had been mostly smoothed out. It appeared there may have been another snowshoe hiker or two. Unfortunately four other hikers without snowshoes arrived in the parking area after my return so I don't know if the surface held up.
The Walden Trail from the summit to the East Loop Trail is now broken out. This section of trail is steep in some stretches so you may want to ascend via this route and descend on Dicey's Mill trail in order to loop the summit of Mt Passaconaway. The East Loop Trail is now broken out.
The trail to the north outlook has not been recently used. The trail out to the Kancamagus showed no evidence of recent use.
Limited views today due to the clouds.
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.