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HikingGreat!Snow

Amazing trail. Completed two day ago. Snow was packed down the entire way up to little haystack. Micro spikes are a must and poles are definitely helpful. Also ski goggles are recommended if it’s windy. When we started it was 10 degrees at the base and about -30 at the summit of little haystack. On the way up the entire trail is in the trees and covered so wind was not an issue. It wasn’t until we got about .2 miles from the top, above tree line at the point, that is got very windy. Complete white out with maybe 20 foot visibility. We were hoping to continue but decided to turn around at this point due to visibility and experience of hikers in our group. Highly recommend to anyone with the right equipment and experience! We will be back in two weeks to try again!

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HikingSnow

3/7/2021 I took the Falling Waters Trail up, crossed the ridge, and Old Bridge Path down. When I reached Little Haystack peak there was perfect visibility and almost no wind, there was some wind after Lincoln peak. Trail was tightly packed snow all the way with some firmer and icier snow on the ridge. My must have gear: microspikes, trekking poles, windproof jacket, warm windproof mittens, sunglasses. Hiking time - 6h20m, started at 11am.

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BackpackingBlowdownGreat!IcyOff trailSnow

03/06/2021 Dozens of hikers passed us since we started hiking from the falling waters trail and were returning quickly even before we reached the tail of the haistack mountain then we decided to ask some of the fellow hikers how was it on the top just to listen that the winds were brutal and could not even pass haistack that is when I decided to be proactive and became even more determined to reach Mt Lafayette, we just geared up completely before hitting the tail of haystack mountain and just kept hiking in that brutal wind and very very low visibility windchill was around -35F and the ghust was even more powerful we just kept our slow pace to complete the loop though we lost a bit going back down from Lafayette since no one else sumitted and there was no visibility of correct trail and made our way back safely. The weather was no joke! It was an Amazing experience

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Sam Pollard reviewed Welch and Dickey Loop Trail
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HikingFeeGreat!IcyScrambleSnow

A beautiful day. Parking lot nearly full. Several people on the trail but not so many to distract from the experience. The trail was well packed but microspikes a must. A very nice loop with amazing views that I would do again.

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Hiking

Went up whiteface and over to Passaconaway. Micro spikes worked well no need for snowshoes, trail was packed. Passaconaway vista spur was worth the extra .5 miles for a good view. Great winter hike.

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Saša Marinković reviewed Welch and Dickey Loop Trail
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Scott McPherson reviewed Welch and Dickey Loop Trail
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Hiking

Hard packed snow. Great conditions for traction.

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Jacob Louis Hoover reviewed Welch and Dickey Loop Trail
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HikingGreat!IcySnow

This is one of the best winter hikes I've done. Definitely great bang for the buck in terms of the sheer amount of great views on such a short hike. Definitely needed microspikes, but snowshoes weren't needed on this well-trodden trail.

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HikingSnow

Had an absolute blast on this trail. Many people turned back due to the lack of visibility and heavy winds. My buddy and I opted to embrace the challenge. Many instances where visibility was under 15ft, but we managed to get across. Very happy we stuck it out - an absolutely gorgeous hike and well worth it. Micro spikes and ski goggles are mandatory.

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Hiking

The absolute best!

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Michael Morrison reviewed Welch and Dickey Loop Trail
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Hiking

It’s a good steep hike On a beautiful day

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Hiking

Absolutely stunning, windy, icy but gorgeous.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 6, 2021
Hiking

Great trail! Gnarly at the summit though. Frigid, windy and no visibility. Will have to do it again on a more clear day. Didn’t do the whole loop just the old bridle trail and back. Still racked in close to 8 miles

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Hiking

We had to return from the Little Haystack due to sub-zero strong Wind Gush and very low visibility on the Ridge .. wondering if hikers reaching the Ridge in afternoon got lucky with weather !!

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HikingFeeIcy

Adventurous winter hike. This one is not for the faint of heart. Currently a solid icy crust to sink your spikes into. Traction is absolutely required. Saw some dogs but honestly can’t imagine taking mine on the slabs or ridge walk.

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Trisha Maryea reviewed Welch and Dickey Loop Trail
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Hiking

Trail pretty well packed, some beach like snow and other areas a little deeper but not bad at all. Had snowshoes but went with micros the whole way. Great winter hike.

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HikingGreat!

My favorite hike! Microspikes and poles did the job.

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