Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway (attempt) , NH
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, October 6, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Ferncroft road parking site. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The only water crossing on the Dicey's Mill trail could be easily rock hopped although a large birch tree trunk in conveniently located at the crossing and, if your balance is good, can be used as a bridge.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: trails are all in fine shape. Occasional blow downs can be easily stepped over.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Blueberry Ledge is not a dog friendly hike, but Dicey's Mill is a trail perfect for your pooch. 
Bugs: a few bees but that's about it. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I found a nice pair of sunglasses hanging on a tree along the Dicey's Mill trail, near the really huge glacier erratic boulder. I have them if they are yours.  
Comments: Spectacular hike up Whiteface on a perfect fall day. Foliage is close to peak color. Our only disappointment is that we decided to skip the summit of Passaconoway as we got a later than expected start and were running out of daylight. The hike down Dicey's Mill in the later afternoon sun made up for missing the summit as the trees were glowing and the foliage beautiful.

The blue blazes on Blueberry Ledge are starting to fade so watch for them carefully. More than once we missed the trail but easily found our way back on track. If hiking the Ledge be sure to have good footwear with good grip. You'll need that grip for the final ascent up to the Whiteface viewpoint.  
Name: Richard 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-10-07 
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