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Mt. Passaconaway
Albany, NH, Sandwich, NH, Waterville Valley, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Dicey Mill Trail as snow starts to fall
Looking down the Dicey Mill Trail as snow starts to fall

Route: Dicey Mill Trail, (Mt. Passaconaway), Dicey Mill Trail

With heavy rains expected later in the day, I decided to get in an early hike to Mt. Passaconaway.

I was fortunate to get up to just about the Rollins Trail junction prior to the rain moving in. Reaching the summit (no views today), I noticed some rime on the trees. Just as I turned around to start descending, snow mixed in with the rain - this continued to about the Rollins Trail junction, at which point I dropped back into the rain.

From there, it was a long, head-down walk back to the parking lot in cold, near-winter rain.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Passaconaway
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Minimal (due to weather)
Crowds: Moderate


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Friday, November 27, 2009
Hike Commenced: 6:48 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,140'
Destination: Mt. Passaconaway
Ascent Commenced: 6:48 AM
Summit Reached: 8:39 AM
Time Elapsed: 01:51
Trailhead Elevation: 1,140'
Summit Elevation: 4,043'
Distance: 4.6 miles
Vertical Gain: 3,023'
Hike Ended: 10:35 AM
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:47
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,143'


The Dicey Mill Trail trailhead at Ferncroft
The Dicey Mill Trail trailhead at Ferncroft

Looking into a cloud from near the Mt. Passaconaway summit - Click to enlarge
Looking into a cloud from near the Mt. Passaconaway summit




Directions to trailhead: Take Route 113A to Wonalancet, then take Ferncroft Road. The trailhead (the road) and parking lot are both on the right next to the pasture.

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