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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: the parking lot on Ferncroft filled up completely today. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There is one crossing of the Wonalancet River (which is quite full) on a log that is a bit challenging if your balance is not good. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: some clearance winter blow down is needed especially on the Blueberry Ledge Trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Few dogs, no problem. 
Bugs
Bugs: Minimal, a few oiut. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The hike today had everything. Warm sun at times. Lots of interesting blowdowns on the Blueberry Ledge Trail with twisted off trunks. Warm bare rock near summit of Whiteface. Extensive snowpack (2-3') on the Rollins Trail with a monorail at times unstable leading to lots of post-holing, hence showshoes would have been helpful on that stretch. However, we did manage to get through with microspikes. An interesting log crossing of the roaring Wonalancet. Two major moose dung deposits. Most trails were in very good shape with little water on trail, but a few spots were soggy on the Dicey's Mill Trail. About 12 people on trail today.  
Name
Name: David K 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dk@rics.bwh.harvard.edu 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-29 
Link
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