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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Diceys Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 18, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The crossing on the Dicey's Mill trail was icing up which made it a challenge but made it across dry by tightroping a tree. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One walk under blowdown on the Blueberry Ledge trail about half a mile from Fencroft-easy now but will get harder if it ever snows. Several step over blowdowns on the Dicey's Mill trail down low, will disappear under snow. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one 8 pounder on Passaconaway. Apparently had some trouble on the iceflows up the summit cone. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Where's the snow? Basically no snow on the Blueberry Ledge trail until the lookout just before the Wiggen trail. After that, only an inch or two up to Whiteface. A new dusting covered the icy ledges making the climb slow. Used crampons to the top; microspikes were sufficient everywhere else. The Rollins trail was very icy, topped by a dusting to an inch. Climb up Passaconaway was more of the same with a some large iceflows. Not a breath of wind on either peak. Great day out; nice to see the sun again.  
Name
Name: MikeL 
E-Mail
E-Mail: larossm@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-12-18 
Link
Link: http:// 
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