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Peaks Mt. Whiteface (attempt) , NH
Trails
Trails: Flat Mountain Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Whiteface Intervale Rd trailhead parking - couple cars 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The Flat Mountain Pond trail is easy enough to follow but could us fresh blazing 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: After lots of previous bushwhacking we were looking to hit a 4000 footer and check off November for this peak. Thinking this approach would be a lot quieter and with only one other car in the lot we set off on The Flat Mountain Pond Trail. Once we hit the water crossing of Whiteface River we noticed the driver of the car was sitting on the rocks putting tall green trash bags over her boots to cross. We strapped on our micro spikes but just couldn't get a grip on the ice covered rocks. We could have bushwhacked the mile and a half (or so) upstream to bridged area and the back to the McCrillis Trail (and done the same on the return trip) but that would have added 6 +/- mile to the hike we didn't plan on. We didn't want to soak or take off our boots.....Trash bags would have been nice. That said, seeing we've hit this peak many times we turned back and hit a few peaks on the NH Fire-towers list.  
Name
Name: Brian Bond 
E-Mail
E-Mail: brianbond@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-19 
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