Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a single trekking pole on Blueberry Ledge Trail. Email me and I'll ship it to you. 
Comments: Last of the fall.

Switched to crampons early on BLT and needed them for the ledges. Having done the ledges a few times in winter I found a a couple of scrambles tricky today. One section (I call the "big step") was particularly difficult, with a mix of ice and bare rock approching and an ice flow to the left side, I needed the ice axe to get up it. It appears that some turned around at this point.

Followed a single set of tracks down Rollins, switched to snowshoes for the drifts and kept them on up Passaconaway. Snowshoes are still a good idea for Rollins. Spikes were fine for decending Dicey's Mill.

I only saw two other hikers heading up Whiteface, which I passed about a mile in. There was a good amount of traffic going up Passaconaway via Dicey's Mill.  
Name: 40miler 
E-Mail: dsm0260 yahoo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-21 
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