|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH|
||Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey’s Mill Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, May 22, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Several blowdowns, one significant on Dicey’s Mill, several inconvenient ones on Blueberry Ledge. Many of the blazes on the ledge are faded, causing me to lose/question the trail at times. |
||Flies on the Ledge, but they didn’t bother me nearly as much as the gnats on Dicey’s. |
|Lost and Found:
||Went up Blueberry Ledge to Whiteface. Bit muddy lower down. Negligible snow, even higher up.|
Rollin’s to Passaconaway had lots of snow, on and off. Some sections were quite dry. Others were fields of slightly packed powder and/or slush. Brought microspikes but didn’t use them. It wasnt so icy or slick that I needed the extra traction. I’d say there’s also not enough snow to justify snowshoes. I’m not sure they’d help anyway. Get ready to posthole a lot.
Dicey’s up to Passaconaway has a degrading monorail. I did it bareboot without incident. Ended up putting on spikes for the way down, because it was rather slick.
Dicey’s from the Rollins Junction down is completely dry. Made for a very calm end to the hike, were it only not for the gnats around the river. Par for the course, though.
Blueberry - Whiteface: ~3 hours
Whiteface - Passaconaway via Rollins: ~2 hours, 45 minutes
Passaconaway to parking lot via Dicey’s Mill: ~2 hours
Full Trip: 7 hours, 58 minutes.
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.