Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails: Dicey’s Mill Trail, East Loop, Walden Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ferncroft had 2 other cars when I arrived at 7am, and about 10 when I returned at 1145am.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water crossing on Dicey’s Mill Trail has that ever-present log, which makes that crossing no trouble at all!! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: As always, hats off to the WODC, the trail builders and the trail maintainers, for these beautiful trails!! Even with all of the recent wind, nothing concerning to report on the trails that I hiked today.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Did not see any today.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There is a box of items at the trailhead! 
Comments: Great trip up to Passaconaway this morning. The mud is frozen, and the leaves are dry, so the footing was fast up Dicey’s. I didn’t use microspikes until just after the junction with Rollins. All of that water that typically flows on the trail, at this point, was frozen. Microspikes made that section no problem at all. I took East Loop to Walden, because I like the views from the ledges going up Walden, but realized that I didn’t want to come back down that way because it was really icy! I don’t know why, but that section, near the Passaconaway summit, didn’t seem so daunting last winter!!
I didn’t spend much time at the summit (we all need our bonding time with those little cairns, LOL) because even with the protection of the trees, that wind was pretty chilly!! Once I lost some elevation heading down Dicey’s on the other side of the summit, the mountain protected me from the wind and it was an easy trip. I would definitely recommend just taking Dicey’s out and back, or doing the loop counterclockwise, like I ended up doing, as going down Walden looks kind of sketchy, currently.
I saw only 2 hikers - they said rhey had stayed at Camp Rich last night!! Wowza, that was brave in this weather!! They appeared no worse for wear!!  
Name: Bikecamphikegirl 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-24 
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