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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, NH
Trails
Trails: Downes Brook Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail, Rollins Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 8, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plowed from Kancamagus Highway to the trailhead. Good sized parking area that services the Downes Brook, UNH, and Mt Potash Trails. Surface is icy with some melt water. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The snow bridges over Downes Brook and its tributaries are solid 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Many tree falls on the Downes Brook Trail especially at higher elevations on approach to the ridge (Kate Sleeper Trail). Getting by the blow downs involves no extraordinary effort. Straddle overs, crawl/duck under, or walk around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Fine for dogs. Plenty of water on the Downes Brook Trail. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Thanks to Pam's post and Tim's report, I decided to hike the Downes Brook Trail to get to Mt Whiteface. All trails were well broken out. Some face slapping branches on the Downes Brook Trail. There is an interesting look up a snow covered slide from the Downes Brook Trail.
Met two young hikers from MA on the Rollins Trail who had just ascended via the Blueberry Ledge Trail. Beautiful blue skies and great views of Winnipesaukee and Squam from the south ledges of Mt Whiteface. No views from the summit.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: waumbek@roadrunner.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-08 
Link
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