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, May 22, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot appears to have been filled today in the main section. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems. Used downed log (poles helpful) to get across Wonalancet River on Dicey's Mill trail on the return leg.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in pretty good shape for the most part considering the weather and season, but there are muddy places, ice and water in the trail in places forcing people on the sides. At least one significant blowdown on Dicey's Mill in lower section that is a crawl over or mud walk around.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The mighty tough little dog and Sadie had a good time. The ledges on Whiteface were no problem for them but they are comfortable with such obstacles. I'v seen dogs that won't go up them. We saw one other retriever who seemed to be enjoying the trails. 
Bugs: Nothing significant. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: There was some ice on the Rollins trail and much less on the others but not for long enough stretches to cause us to put on our microspikes. With some care we could avoid going off trail where we saw some damage sometimes. The tricky ledges on Whiteface had dried enough to be fun on the way up; we saw some hikers who were doing the loop in reverse and had to go down them. Once again this spring the weather and the forecast were less than desireable. We hiked in light rain to start and heavier to end, but amazingly on the two peaks we were above the clouds. On Whiteface we could see one Wonalancet peak sticking up above the clouds, and on the Passaconaway lookout we could see the tops of Carrigain and a few other peaks above the flat clouds "lake". We met a fair number of other hikers, most in good spirits, but only one we knew and always enjoy meeting.

Thanks to Sharon and Sadie, and of course Pepper, for their good natured companionship. The woods are lush, and there are some nice wildflowers though not as many as on some other trails. It was a fun day.  
Name: Pepper and Me 
E-Mail: windriversjohn at 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-05-22 
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