|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH|
||Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, May 12, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||None significant, Wonalancet River crossing on Dicey's Mill trail is bridged by a good sized log |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||They're starting to wake up, get ready |
|Lost and Found:
||Blueberry Ledge Trail: Dry trail below 3000 ft (vertical), then sporadic monorail to Whiteface summit. Great views from the ledges, rocks are dry.|
Rollins Trail: Awful monorail the whole way with a few feet of snowpack left on the ridge. Very slow and difficult progress, snowshoes would not help here at all.
Dicey's Mill Trail: Stable (!!) monorail from Rollins Trail junction up to summit of Passaconoway. Occasional spots where the trail has become a stream, but these are easily manageable by stepping on rocks/roots.
Trying to go down the view spur is pointless. There is still several feet of snow with spruce traps and postholes galore. Nobody ventured down this trail over the winter to create any packed path.
Dicey's Mill trail below Rollins trail is very dry and pleasant.
Great hike regardless of conditions, nearly bumped into a moose cow at the base of blueberry ledge trail. She was very calm and we had a mutual "Oh hey there" moment.
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.