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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: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Fern croft had plenty of parking today. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One crossing on Dicey's Mills tr. is easy to cross as there is a birch tree to walk across on.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One 12" blow down near the East end of the Rollins Tr.. No problems getting around it. The Monorail is easy to follow across the Rollins tr. and the blue blazes are faint at best.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs out today but trail is ok for dogs.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Bare ground to start but didn't take long to run into the monorail about 1/2 hr up the trail. I made it up to the last set of ledges with spikes then switched to snow shoes till i got 3/4 way down Dicey's Mills Tr. The snow had dropped about 3 ft since the last time on whiteface 1 1/2 months ago and still about 3 feet left. It was tough going across the Rollins today as the monorail is 2-3 feet high is some places and skinny enough to make any expert snowshoer look like there first day. Snow shoes are definitely a must for efficient travel in the Whites right right now. otherwise, you will posthole up to your crotch. I found many places where the snow is melting from underneath creating sinkholes Once on Passaconaway it was more of the same. Typical spring conditions overall today. Not many people out today but did meet a few nice people on the way down.  
Name
Name: Gumbyhiker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Gumbyhiker@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-04 
Link
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