Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Passaconaway, Mt. Whiteface, NH
Trails: Dicey's Mill Trail, Passaconaway Cutoff, Rollins Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 4, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty of parking at Ferncroft 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: not a problem on Dicey Mill--either using the tree that crosses the river or easy rock hop 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: one kneel and crawl under--don't remember whether it was on Rollins Trail or en route to Passaconaway 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: heard one dog barking and saw its foot prints when I descended; conditions were fine 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: headed up Dicey Mill--no problem to summit Passaconaway; wore spikes which helped as ice was the norm underneath the snow on Passaconaway ascend (after leaving Dicey Mill); only two people appear to have made it up to Whiteface via Blueberry today and both called it rather sketchy and would not descend that route; one carried ice axe; I visited Whiteface summit and retraced my steps via Rollins back to Dicey Mill; glad I did not attempt Blueberry Ledges for the ascend; spikes were also great on Rollins--lots of ice underneath the snow--some minor snow drifts along Rollins as well but no need for snowshoes; beautiful day under blue skies in the woods  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-12-04 
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