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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: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Ferncroft lot. The portable toilet is still there.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Kept feet dry on all crossings. There’s a downed tree that you can use to cross Wonnalancet River on the Dicey’s Mill Trail about 1/2 mile north of the Tom Wiggins Trail kind junction.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Too many blowdowns to count. Able to step over, duck under, or go around all of them rather easily. Many of the water bars along Dicey’s Mill Trail are full of leaves.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn’t see any dogs today.  
Bugs
Bugs: Only one bug and it ended up in my mouth. There was a light breeze that kept them away, but they are coming.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing.  
 
Comments
Comments: Did this one with the Random Group of Hikers. The Blueberry Ledge Trail was dry and mostly mud free down low. The ledges were ice free and dry. Barebooted. Encountered some intermittent ice below the lookout before Whiteface and a few put on their spikes. The rest put on their spikes at the lookout - everyone kept them on to Passaconawy and then until about 1/4 mile down the Dicey’s Mill Trail. The monorail was very stable - I broke through only twice. The lower portions of Dicey’s Mill Trail has some standing water and muddy spots. The snowshoes went along for the ride.  
Name
Name: Michael and Monica 
E-Mail
E-Mail: michaelfblair@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-06 
Link
Link: http://www.meetup.com/rndmhkrs/events/249964331/ 
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