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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, NH
Trails
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, June 7, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Played dodge-the-pothole on Ferncroft. A couple of cars at the lot by 7am, a couple more showed up while preparing. Only one spot in the lot when returning at 2pm. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridges for the water crossings at Ferncroft. A sturdy birch across the brook coming down Dicey Mills, probably could have hopped it otherwise. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Rollins was muddy for significant stretches, especially towards Whiteface. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One energetic dog that apparently was able to run up the Blueberry ledges, but she had a lot of experience. Dog and owner made for nice company while we shared a little trail time. 
Bugs
Bugs: Started out with a fast pace to stay ahead of the mosquito swarms hunting me on lower Blueberry Ledge Trail, very aggressive even with bug lotion. No problems while scrambling the upper ledges until I stopped at the McCrillis Trail intersection for lunch, then nothing until the bottom of Dicey Mill.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:
 
Comments
Comments: Really great experience to hike up Blueberry Ledge and loop over Rollins to Dicey Mills. Time constrained so saved Passaconaway for another trip. Rollins could be a lot more enjoyable when dry, but since there was still a snow patch (and rain a couple of nights ago) then perhaps it will dry out later. Dicey Mills makes for a forgiving and rapid route down if you're looping over from one of the other trails in the area.

Views were great of course but so were the smells and sounds. Beautiful thrushes and other birds, Wonalancet River roaring down in the Bowl, pines in the wind. After this first trip to the Wonalancet area (with new Wonalancet Outdoor Club map to boot! http://wodc.org/ - thank you!), will definitely be going back.  
Name
Name: Curtis N 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-07 
Link
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