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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 12, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Wet Boot Hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 2 blowdowns on Rollins. One step over, one duck under. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not much water on the hike except at the spring on way up Passaconaway. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Rain will change most of what I saw..That said there was a dusting of snow at the bottom. 2-3 inches on a couple existing on Rollins. Open slabs on Bluberry Ledge trail were slick but snow was adding texture. I could stay on trail and ascend. First big ledge up high was very icy but plenty of hand holds. Most others were surprisingly clear.Put on traction after leaving "view" spot on Whiteface heading toward summit. Icy was cleverly hiding under new snow. Rollins was ins good shape. A few icy spot just when you would let you guard down. Dicey's headed to summit of Passaconaway was very icy for a couple of hundred feet below the loop trail. Another tricky spot just at the top of the last part of the climb. On decent the top part of Dicey Mill was great. Some ice after brook crossing. I was back in the car driving away before I saw first raindrop.










 
Name
Name: TimC 
E-Mail
E-Mail: tjcharboneau at roadrunner.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-12-12 
Link
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