|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH|
||Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, April 12, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Ferncroft parking area. 19 cars when I left. |
||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 |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Not bridged but easily rock hoppable |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails in great shape with a few small blowdowns |
||Mosquitos at lower levels |
|Lost and Found:
||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!
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.