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