Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Diceys Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 1, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only a few other cars when we arrived at 6:30 am. This lot is used for many other trails as well so it fills quickly! It was packed when we finished around 2:30 pm.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The only water crossing is on the lower part of the Dicey Mill Trail. A tree has fallen across the stream, making the crossing much easier. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blueberry Ledge and Diceys Mill trail have both been recently worked on and are in great shape. Rollins Trail has some pretty severe blowdowns and will need a lot of work. For now, you just need to stumble and climb over the trees the best you can.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw several dogs on Mt. Passaconaway. Wouldn't advise taking a dog on Blueberry Ledge Trail, unless you're prepared to assist them up some of the scrambles. 
Bugs: Mosquitoes were terrible at the parking lot and for the first few miles of the trail. Bring the bug spray and apply it at the car! After that, bugs weren't bad. A few black flies later in the day but they don't seem to be biting yet. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: First time hiking up these two mountains. We hiked Whiteface first, following the Blueberry Ledge Trail. Being slightly afraid of heights and exposure I was a little nervous about this trail since in reading, everyone said it was difficult. In my opinion, it's not hard. One difficult part around 3,600 feet. It's a short, steep scramble of about 10-15 feet. Make sure you turn sharply left at the tree that has a blue blaze. Don't try to continue up the steep ledge! After that, I'd say the scrambles are realtively easy and shouldn't be a problem as long as you can use your hands and pull yourself up over some of the ledges. As noted, Rollins Trail between Whiteface and Passaconaway has one section that is severely in need of some maintanance due to blowdowns. The trail itself can't be followed but its obvious where other people have been, so if you follow that, you will get back onto the trail. Dicey's Mill trail is in great shape and has lots of nice spots to camp along the stream. It was a great day!  
Name: Toni F. 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-06-03 
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