|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH|
||Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, March 3, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||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.
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.