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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: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The newly expanded Ferncroft lot provides a lot of head-in parking. We arrived around 8:30am and the lot was only about 3/4 full. Looked like it probably filled up by the time we returned in the afternoon.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The one crossing at around 2.3 miles up the Dicey's Mill Trail was easy to cross. There is a log across the water which you could bareboot across with care. The water level isn't super high, so it is also possible to rock hop a few steps with care too.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns on the upper section of Dicey's Mill Trail past the Rollins Trail. They are at an angle, so you can duck under them. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few pups out having a great time.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Put snowshoes on after the water crossing on the ascent and left them on for the remainder of the day. There is a pretty solid, but not super wide, base for the entire trail. When you step off the trail to let others pass, you'll sink. The section of trail in between the water crossing and the junction with Rollins Trail is pretty badly postholed in spots, and made for some slow going with snowshoes. Saw a few hikers out in snowshoes today, but most seemed to either be in spikes or barebooting. Snowshoes (for us) felt right today for traction - the snow on top of the base was a little loose the further up the trail you went and the later in the day it got.

Views just before the summit spur were amazing!  
Name
Name: LG 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-22 
Link
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