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: Sunday, April 12, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Ferncroft parking area. 19 cars when I left. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not bridged but easily rock hoppable  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great shape with a few small blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Mosquitos at lower levels 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great day for these two summits. I was able to bareboot up Blueberry ridge trail until first ledge outlook and then wore micros until the viewpoint just before Mt Whiteface summit. The trail to this point was well broken somewhat narrow however. There were also postholes on the steeps but they made for great stepping points ascending.

After the last viewpoint before summit the trail was roughly broken with between twelve and twenty inches maybe more of fresh powder. I highly recommend snowshoes at this point even though rain is coming. It was a tough hike around the bowl to say the least even with snowshoes.

After the intersection of Diceys Mill trail it was night and day on conditions. The trail to summit was well traveled and only slightly unconsolidated. Descending from Passaconway I passed a total of eleven hikers. Common sense social distancing was no issue whatsoever. Snowshoes came off at water crossing. Water was low today anyway and easily rock hoppable.

Happy Easter! Brighter days are ahead!  
Name: Namaste  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-04-12 
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