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: Sunday, April 14, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was sandy with no traction issues. Someone drove up in a Mustang 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: 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 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The significant crossing on Dicey's Mill was crossed easily on the log. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: they were all adorable 
Bugs: Snow fleas 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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!  
Name: BubblesTheHiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-04-15 
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