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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, April 21, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty at Ferncroft 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: due to high rain Saturday,several areas of water on trail but easily averted by going around, Large river crossing on Dicey Mills had a good size log to cross on , water was high and raging ,beautiful spring. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blow downs, branches on trails, snow still highpack on Rollins, we removed on tree from Rollins trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: a small gray hat hung from a tree on Blueberry ledges 
 
Comments
Comments: Quiet trails on Easter Sunday, we saw three people on the Blueberry Ledge trail. The BL trail was bare ground down low then spikes off and on , but mostly on as the monorail up the ledges was somewhat stable but beware very boney.Postholing 3 feet off monorail and easy to slide off the sides! Slushy snow , ice and bare rock up the ledges.Rollins trail called for snowshoes as the rail became unstable , we wore snowshoes to the summit of Passaconaway and most of Dicey Mills until the crossing,which was easily crossed by walking across the log. After the river we bare booted ,the beautiful dirt ,roots and rock showing, wet trail, water running down the trail.Tough Spring conditions made for a longer day ,postholing with snow shoes;
but beautiful high temps ,views and great company made for a great day. Thanks RS ,Congrats on your April grid peaks and thanks JS, Congrata on your #25 toward the 48 !!Spring has sprung !!!!!  
Name
Name: buffalo girl 
E-Mail
E-Mail: denisecarignan@twc.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-04-22 
Link
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