Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails: Dicey's Mill Trail, Tom Wiggin Trail, Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was closed today for some branch clearing and a skidder in use. As directed by the logger, we parked along the side of the road leading up to the lot. There were a few others that had done the same on our return. There is less room to park, obviously, but we didn't find out when this condition would change back. Sorry. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Step over and tree trunck walk. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in very good shape. One walkaround blowdown on Tom Wiggin near Dicey's Mill; a couple of stepover on the latter, and a few along Rollins. Ledges were mostly clear; not a problem. There were occasional short patches of ice, mostly on short & steeper drop downs. The cold temps have solidified the loose surface sections of trail most notably those on Tom Wiggin, making for excellent traction.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Pepper had so much fun. He loves hiking with GEorg, he had a ball playing with Joey who we met on the Passaconaway East viewpoint, and the trails, including the ledges, were easy. He refused our offer for a boost at the tallest ledge jump and instead went around and found an alternate way up. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: With Isolation re-scheduled and blustery winds forecast for the higher summits, Georg picked this hike and it was a dandy. I think they were the best for any of our W&P hikes. We carried spikes but the icy stretches were too short and spread out to justify putting them on, so we just slowed down some and had no problems. The footing otherwise was superb. There's almost no snow. The wind was never a factor, the sun was amazingly warm and in the hardwoods it created a wonderful pastoral woods walk. We ran into Steve, Dick & Joey on Passaconaway, and it was so nice talking to them while the puppy dogs played. Thanks Georg, and Pepper of course, for a great day off from work.  
Name: Pepper & Me, and Georg 
E-Mail: windriversjohn at gmail dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-12-06 
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