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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, East Loop, Walden Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 1, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ferncroft empty when I arrived at 7:15, our groups 5 vehicles plus two others when we left. Only one other vehicle (other than our own) upon return. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings easy rock hops for the most part. The big crossing down low on Dicey's Mill had a huge tree across it that I ended up crossing on. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A half dozen step overs and one duck under on Blueberry Ledge Trail. Mass of blowdowns on Rollins Trail, about 0.7 to the east of Whiteface, some cuttings have been made denoting the general direction of the trail, but it's still pretty obscure. East Loop, Walden, and Dicey's all in good shape, some old blowdowns on lower Dicey's have been there a long time. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A good day for some viewless peaks. It snowed all day, with varying intensity, making for a nice new coating of snow on everything. Blueberry Ledges would be tricky without traction. Rollins had a couple icy spots, but nothing terrible. East Loop in good shape. Walden had some icy spots, but was passable with care. Dicey's from Passaconaway icy in sections, but doable with traction, and the lower part (below Rollins) was in good shape with the usual old blowdowns. Thanks to everyone for making it a great day!  
Name
Name: Bill Robichaud 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bill.robichaud@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-12-02 
Link
Link: http://onapathwithheart.blogspot.com/2012/12/whiteface-and-passaconaway-12112.html 
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