|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH|
||Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, April 14, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lot was sandy with no traction issues. Someone drove up in a Mustang |
||Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The significant crossing on Dicey's Mill was crossed easily on the log. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||they were all adorable |
||Snow fleas |
|Lost and Found:
||Conditions were all over the place. Started out bare-booting and then switched to spikes. Met a couple of guys who camped out and coming down, one in snowshoes. I imagine after the rains on Monday/Tuesday the monorails will be pretty unstable. When you sink, you sink in deep. The ledges were easy with micro's due to the significant snow cover this season. Rollins had the most unstable monorail, a number of people wore shoes here. After hitting Passaconaway, I used my shoes for the steep section of descent. When it leveled out I switched back to spikes and then removed them towards the end since the trail was bare in spots with standing water in other places. |
For those interested, we ran into a gentleman who came up old mast/Walden and had on micro's. I asked about the steep scramble sections, to which he replied they were challenging but doable.
Great day with Vicki!
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.