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: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at Ferncroft. It was muddy in the afternoon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Used log to easily cross stream on Dicey Mills. Could also have been easily rock hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Rollins had lots of branches along the trail, waiting to poke unsuspecting hikers in the eye. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Most dogs might have trouble with the Whiteface ledges, but yesterday would have been a good day for them to try! Conditions were great. There was snow on the ledges, but little or no ice. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: What a spectacular bluebird day! All trails were very firm all day long. Snowshoes were not required yesterday, nor were crampons or an ice axe, but that could always change. The only problems we encountered was where freshly drifted snow loosely filled in postholes from previous days, thus creating posthole traps. I filled in a bunch of those nasty posthole traps along the way, but still some remain. Snowshoes may have been useful in just a few isolated spots on Rollins with 2 or 3 inches of drifted snow on the trail, but spikes were a better option overall. The infamous ledges on Whiteface were about as easy as it gets today, with the snow providing good traction, with minimal ice. If there is any appreciable snow in the future or warm temps are predicted, snowshoes would most definitely be the way to go. If there is appreciable melting and freezing, crampons might be needed on the Whiteface ledges.  
Name: Marty 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-17 
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