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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Passaconaway, Mt. Whiteface, NH
Trails
Trails: Dicey's Mill Trail, Rollins Trail, Blueberry Ledge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing on Dicey's Mill was not bridged but low enough water to easily rock hop. There is also a large log across that can be used to cross fairly easily if the water is higher. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blowdown on the way up to Passaconaway summit had been cut and cleared on our way down thanks to a solo hiker we encountered. I was looking for the Tom Wiggins trail on the way down but somehow missed it even though I've done it before. I don't know if that means the sign is down or just not obvious when coming down. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Another group doing the loop in the opposite direction had a dog that seemed to be having fun. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We went up Dicey's Mill to Passaconaway then over Rollins to Whiteface and down Blueberry Ledge trail. We used Hillsound spikes the entire day even though we carried snowshoes. Dicey's Mill trail was nicely packed and smooth. There was the beginnings of a little ice in 3 spots near the summit of Passaconaway but nothing problematic. The Rollins trail was a still packed but a little looser so some people may prefer snowshoes along the ridge. Coming down the ledges was not bad. They are mostly packed snow but with some icy spots underneath and bare ice in a few spots. I had full crampons but didn't feel the need to put them on. Another group coming the other direction said they had no real problems coming up the ledges in spikes. Believe it or not a third group of two people was coming up the ledges as we went down and one of them had summer sneakers with no traction!!! He didn't look very happy.  
Name
Name: Rick Simmons 
E-Mail
E-Mail: RickNH1@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-30 
Link
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