|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH|
||Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, March 31, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Tons of parking at Ferncroft lot. Make sure you park head-in. |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The one big crossing on Dicey's Mill Trail has a log over it. No issues crossing. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Congrats to Sage for gridding out March! She is now 534/576.|
We started early to take advantage of a firm trail and beat the incoming rain. Bare trail heading up to Whiteface alternating with bits of ice until around 2800 feet. Then a stable monorail on not-very-deep-snow with bare spots and rock popping up here and there until close to the rock scrambles. The first two scrambles - the ones that come right after each other, going up, then taking that sharp left before climbing up again - were mostly snow and ice-free. The slanted straight-up scramble immediately following had just enough snow to make it a walk-up instead of a climb-up. After the scrambles, there was consistent snow coverage and a stable monorail for the rest of the day until we were halfway down Dicey's Mill Trail, where it turned to mostly-bare trail with ice popping up from time to time. The snow up there by the summits is now only perhaps two feet deep at the most. Rollins Trail (between the peaks) still has three to four feet of snow in places. I expected to have to use snowshoes on Rollins, but we were pleasantly surprised to be able to microspike on the firm monorail. Snowshoes went for a ride today.
There is a lot of rain coming tonight, and then a freeze, and then warming, so YMMV over the weekend.
||Trish and Sage |
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.