|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH|
||Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, April 10, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||the road to the Ferncroft parking was snow covered. I was the first one in and by the time I left there were five more cars. |
||Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Dicey's Mill brook crossing had low water and one could use the long lasting birch log, or, use rocks to get across. It's not a good idea to cross the log, that had a three inch packed snow cover, with snowshoes.
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Only trail tough to follow is Rollins trail. Having it done last month I was able to stay pretty much on the trail. I put on my shell to plough through the low branches. The other trail had not that issue. |
||Lucy did well on Blueberry Ledge trail digging in her paws to get tractionson the steeps |
|Lost and Found:
||I put on snowshoes after crossing the bridge to the Blueberry Ridge trail and took them off back at the car. There was about 1 to 2 inches of new snow and a breakable crust underneath. It was easy to break trail though the breaking crust made it a bit tiresome. So, there is a single snowshoe track up Blueberry Ledge and across Rollins trail to follow. The steeps heading up to Whiteface Ledge was doable with the snowshoes. On my way down from Passaconaway I met Jeff, Rick, Wendy, and Sandy (Sleeveless) near camp Rich, who had come up Dicey's Mill trail I was glad to see the trail well packed out by snowshoers. On the way down from there the snow started to ball up but not too badly. |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.