Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Cutoff, Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, June 24, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: One car in the lot as I arrived at 8:30am, 8 when I left at 4:30pm.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The best constructed and maintained trails I have seen yet in the Whites. Thanks you to what seems a very organized volunteer group. There were 2-3 blowdowns on the way down from Whiteface, 1-2 on the way up Passaconoway, and another 1-2 on Dicey's on the way out. All can be negotiated easily. The one complaint is the lack or significant fading of the blue blazes in spots. One is the switchback approach up into the dry stream bed of the Cut-off as it gets closer to Blueberry. I had to scan around several times to make sure I was on the trail. The same goes for the ledges on Whiteface. I kicked out many waterbars and steps on the way down Dicey's but they really need to be raked out and some dug out.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Met one dog on top of Whiteface. The women admitted it was challenging to get it up over the ledges and the dog's only 2nd 4,000' and she planned to go back down over the ledges with it!! I really don't understand these people who put their dogs in these dangerous situations.  
Bugs: Mosquitoes as soon as you exit the car and all along the streams as you get close to them. Lost them eventually into the woods. Black flies were out but not bad until you stopped. Whiteface was OK, but Passaconoway was outrageous. Could barely stop and ate my lunch while I hiked down.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Peaks 31 and 32. Beautiful sunny day, 62 degrees at 8:30am. As I mentioned, great trails and very enjoyable loop. Ran into almost nobody and was a great relief to have some solitude after Franconia Notch last week. A little bit of mud as you leave Whiteface, but avoidable and mostly a "dough" consistency. The only part of the loop that is the roughest is the approach to Passaconoway as it is very eroded and bouldery, really sort of normal on most mountains, but it just seemed out of place on how magnificent the rest of the trails were. The views were magnificent from portions of ledges on both mountains, but not from the true peaks themselves.  
Name: Kelly 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-25 
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