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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: My deepest apologies for not using snowshoes today. I have no excuse. I didn't think they would be necessary, but low and behold the winds had drifted snow into the trail and snowshoes really would have been ideal. As it turns out, I wasn't the only one with such a lapse in judgment, and as such, the trail would have been rototilled anyway. Nonetheless, 2 wrongs don't make a right, and snowshoes really are the best choice at present.

I did run into a handful of folks on the trail and everyone was very pleasant, with one notable exception - a gentleman who declined to say a word, not even a hello - I assume I was getting the silent treatment because I wasn't wearing snowshoes. Well, I deserved it.

All kidding aside, the ledges on the Blueberry Ledge Trail are no joke at present. Definitely crampons or proper snowshoes. Microspikes are wholly inadequate traction on the ledges. I did bring a piolet which I definitely needed to use with only microspikes.  
Name
Name: DEL 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dlefevre@tarbellpa.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-03 
Link
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