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, February 29, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: NH 113A from Tamworth is loaded with potholes. The road into Ferncroft and the parking lot is incredibly icy. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Open water on the water crossing of Dicey Mill Tr 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: nope 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost gear on Dicey Mills Tr. Coleman sleeping bag, stuff sack on a tree branch, and a fly cover (bright green) scattered around on different parts of the trail. We left them there, unsure of what the deal was. Owner left a note with phone number on the backside of the Ferncroft parking lot sign. Unable to reach out to them due to temporary technical difficulties with my phone.  
Comments: The lower part of Blueberry Ledge Tr was hard packed out, similar to concrete. Further up, the trail was firm packed with some snow on top and sometimes drifts. We were able to get past the interesting part of the ledges. We used microspikes all the way up to the Blueberry Ledge/McCrillis Tr junction. Snowshoes would have been wiser in some of the higher elevation parts of the trail (I think we postholed twice though) but happy to not have them on for the tricky ledgey area. At the McCrillis Tr jct, we put on snowshoes and went most of the rest of the hike in those. Rollins Tr had a couple of tricky spots because of the snow. We did not have to break out the Rollins Tr, but there was more unconsolidated snow on the pathway. At least 4 hikers went the other direction (Pass to White) so it will have become more consolidated. We went up Passaconaway. Plenty of people in spikes going up and down it. It made the hike up a bit tougher in snowshoes because the snowshoes are wider then feet. We tagged the summit and came down Dicey Mills Tr, which was well consolidated. The lower we went, the less loose snow there was. At the river crossing, we switched back over to spikes and made our way out.  
Name: ChrisH 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-29 
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