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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Dicey's Mill Trail, Tom Wiggin Trail, Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking in the Ferncroft Road parking area. Road into the area and up to the trailheads were clear of snow.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, 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: Wonalancet River crossing on Tom Wiggen was easy enough by hopping rock to rock where the river branches 10 yards upstream. Crossing the River coming down Dicey's Mill was easy with a large tree lying across the river, with enough girth to easily cross over.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few of the blazes were missing from the trees where the bark had fallen off, and were lying on the ground.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any dogs today 
Bugs
Bugs: No bugs out yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a pair of reading glasses on Dicey's Mill close to the parking area, left them in the lost and found crate at the Ferncroft Road parking area.  
 
Comments
Comments: It was quite foggy for most of the day, with photo opportunities only at Mt. Passaconaway late in the day. There was no monorail on the Tom Wiggen Trail and snowshoes are a necessity on that trail (something that I didn't bring). Other than that, the monorail was pretty intact and compact on the little bit of Blueberry that I was on, as well as all of Rollins and Dicey's Mill. There was a blowdown that was easy to go under on the Passaconaway end of Rollins. Saw about a dozen people on the trail today, they said that Blueberry was pretty good with a compact monorail. The monorail on Dicey's Mill ended about thirty minutes before the Tom Wiggen junction. Overall, it was a great spring day with limited visibility in the morning, but it made for a unique experience.  
Name
Name: Groundhog 
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-05 
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