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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, December 13, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: lot was dry 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossed on the log 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great shape, blowdowns up high on Dicey's Mill have been cleared, thank you! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: n/a 
Bugs
Bugs: n/a 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: n/a 
 
Comments
Comments: Hillsounds went on above 2400 ft on the Blueberry Ledge trail. Below that was mixed bare ground and avoidable ice. The ledges were icy as expected, I had a Grivel ice axe, helped to pull me up the first big step and I used it in a couple of other places but I met a guy on the trail and he spotted me so that was also a big help. Two people make it safer getting up the ledges. Full crampons would have been overkill because there was exposed rock and gaining purchase on those sections would be difficult. The rest of the trail was packed and fast. Lot's of bear post holes and evidence of moose on Rollins. Dicey's Mill was in great shape and I crossed the stream on the log and it looked like everyone else had done the same. Gridded out these two peaks with this hike but I know I'll go back, I love this area and there are so many trails to explore.  
Name
Name: danielle 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-14 
Link
Link: http://pbase.com/danielle/whitefacepassaconaway13 
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