Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Cutoff, Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail, West Loop, East Loop, Walden Trail, Kelley Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, December 29, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Ferncroft, I was lucky enough to sidle in next to Ed Hawkins! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: n/a 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: trails in good shape, there are bits of trees here and there but it doesn't look like this area got the destruction of other areas. Kelley trail could use better signage down low, had to go back and take the map out like 5 times. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Kali needed these two to close out December and she got them. She was more than happy to meet the two ladies in the parking lot and Keith, the man without a name, Fran and Ed. Lots of rubs behind the ears all around. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: found the bottom third of a trekking pole and meant to being it down to the kiosk but dropped it somewhere above the ledges on Whiteface, I did tell Keith so maybe he found it on his way down? 
Comments: Last full day of hiking in December 2014. There was work to be done and Kali and I went right to it after sleeping 11 hours! It was hard to wake up after that but after days of sleeping on floors and in the car it was the right thing to do. Rested and tanked up on coffee and off we went. The ledges were filled in nicely with snow and that made it real easy to cruise up. The Rollins was hard packed and easy to navigtate. Up to Passaconaway after talking with a nice gentleman at the Rollins/Dicey Junction (sorry I didn't get your name) that I had passed between Field and Willey a few days prior. The world gets smaller in Winter and I personally wait all year for this. At the water crossing before the West Loop I met up with Fran and Ed and got some candy! Life is good. Off we went and decided to grab a few red lines that were hanging out there, seeing as the snow is such a hard crust. I brought snowshoes on the scenic tour all day to show them what they were missing, stayed in light traction and kept moving. Some real steep stuff coming down Walden trail! But we lived to tell. Back to work for a day and a half and then back at it! Woohoo Winter!  
Name: heather&kali 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-12-29 
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