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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Walden Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 28, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Our four legged companion had a great time, easy breezy for her. 
Bugs
Bugs: some snow fleas 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Someone left boots and hat in the Ferncroft parking lot 
 
Comments
Comments: Great weather for a hike. Temperatures were above freezing at all elevations with no wind. We encountered bare rock and thin ice on slippery rocks coming up blueberry ledge. The climb up Whiteface is challenging and steep. We used microspikes however there were moments on Whiteface we could have used crampons, got a little nervous near the end of the climb. After that the hike was great, we enjoyed some nice butt sledding going north on Rollins and coming down Passaconaway. Make sure you wear water resistant pants if you want to take advantage of the safe and fun way down a steep slope.
Passaconaway has deep snow so we opted for snowshoes. We went counterclockwise, going up the steep way. The snowshoes made for easier climbing because it gets quite steep with loose snow near the top of Passaconaway. We sledded most of the way down, snow shoes made for great steering and breaking. Needless to say we had a lot of fun going down.  
Name
Name: Mary Clare McCorry 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mcmccorry@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-29 
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