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 Abandoned Passaconaway Slide Tr 
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 Abandoned Passaconaway Slide Tr
Has anyone here attempted to follow this abandoned trail? I believe it goes from Downes Brook Tr to the outlook spur on the north side of Passaconaway's summit. I was thinking of a Whiteface-Passaconaway Loop tommorow and using the old trail to descend. Or I may just whack my way down. Any info would be helpful. Thanks.


Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:45 am
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No, but I'd like to some day. Not sure I'd use that as a descent route though. Anyway, check this out. :)


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Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:24 pm
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Thanks for the info Joe. Unfortunately I could not make it today. :( I would actually like to ascend the old trail, making a clockwise loop, l but wasn't sure how easy it would be to find. I figured that I already knew where the top of the trail was so at least I would be started in the right direction. I hope to check this out with in the next few weeks.


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From what I understand, the bottom of the abandoned trail is about 2 miles in on the Downes Brook Tr.

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That is what I understand as well. I found an old map and the route looks pretty straight forward.


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I did this 2 days ago, up the slide is not too bad, but route finding where the trail leaves the slide not so easy to find. We ending up not finding it and we bushwacked the last .5 to the summit. That took us about 2.5 hours, steep and dense. After the summit we came down the slide trail near the view. The trail is very very steep. It drops well over 1000' in just .3 mile, the whole top part of the trail is well over 60% grade. We did this with our 9 year old, he loves hard bushwacks!

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