Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 11, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking area is dry as it would be in summer. A few cars when I arrived, a lot more when I left.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Dicey's Mill Brook crossing is easy on the huge log across it. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in great shape though there is still a lot of marginal monorail on Rollins trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lucy had a great time and found the ledges on Blueberry Ledge trail easy. She was always ahead of me and looking back to me as if she was asking if I needed assistance. 
Bugs: Given the colder temps and the wind there were none today. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: nothing 
Comments: Blueberry Ledge trail is pretty much dry and free of any snow. The occasional monorail higher up are of no consequence and can be easily bypassed. The monorail doesn't really start until heading from the Whiteface ledge to Whiteface summit and beyond. Because of the cool temps it was solid enough today to allow me to bareboot without traction. The most snow I saw was at the place with the major blowdowns from years ago. With careful placement it was easy to do Rollins trail without traction. The part with the steep drop-offs was actually dry. I did not put on light traction until I hit the last steep pitch up to the summit cone of Passaconaway past the switchbacks. On the way down I took them off again when I reached the gentle switchbacks. The trail from the jct with Rollins trail down to Ferncroft was dry.  
Name: Georg 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-11 
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