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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: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Ferncroft. 4 vehicles on arrival, 4 on return 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy rock hop or log for crossing (branch of the Wonalancet River) 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 2 blowdowns on Rollings Trail. We noticed freshly cleaned out waterbars on Blueberry Ledge Trail - good job! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great conditions for pups, though some will not be comfortable on the steepest vertical ledge on Blueberry Ledge Tr. Eva does fine on that vertical section. Very dry on Blueberry Ledge Tr, so good to bring water. Plenty of water on Dicey's Mill Trail. Eva loved finding snow patches and took full advantage to roll and cool off. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We barebooted to the top of Blueberry Ledge Trail ledges. Mostly dry trail but a few icy monorail sections remain. Wondered a couple times if we'd have to put on spikes but never did. Put on spikes at the south summit and kept them on all the way to Passaconaway summit and back down to Rollins Trail junction. Spikes were adequate for all the Rollins Trail, at the moment, as snow/monorail remained firm. We did not posthole, trailbed firm enough. Only significant water crossing over a branch of the Wonalancet River was easy to rock hop, and the log crossing is another option. Great day in the Sandwich Range with Dick and Eva. Only saw 4 other hikers all day, plus a drone/drone operator at the south summit.  
Name
Name: Donna D 
E-Mail
E-Mail: winnie@vermontel.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-14 
Link
Link: http:// 
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