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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, NH
Trails
Trails: Flat Mountain Pond Trail, McCrillis Trail, Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Surpisingly, 4 cars in the lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Both crossings are easily hopped 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Hoe-ly moses! I am writing this just to give the maintainer of McGrillis (and or WODC) huge props. The first two miles are beautifuly brushed, water bars raked like zen gardens, and no blowdowns, aside from those that meet wilderness criteria. There is one drainage/bar that must be almost 40' long. Quite impressive. It looks like you had fun with an axe and then called it a day after that. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: The mosquitos where so fierce this morning, never encountered anything as bad as this! Between the spiderwebs and mosquitos, i looked like a ninja having a seizure, furiously swatting into oblivion, for the first mile before I remembered I had bug dope. Once applied, it was far more enjoyable. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A FINE day in a very quiet forest. Dense canopy throwing lots of shade and Whiteface brook cooling down the ambient a few degrees made the day better for sure. All new miles, aside from the 0.3 to the summit proper of Whiteface. Very early to start to get infront of the rocketing mercury. I wasn't sure if it was the humidity or the pints of blood I lost to the skeeters, but that last half mile push to the ledges was a delightful butt kicker. Trails in great shape end to end. Tried to find a quieter route and seemed to work, saw one couple the entire day! Footbed of McGrillis is ripe for speed for sure. Did not note any flora aside from at the very beginning, about 100-200ft past the gate, about a half a dozen quite large lady slippers. On the way out, knowing those flying bloodsuckers lay in wait, I randomly shouted "IM COMING JEN-NAY" and in true Forrest Gump, I just started run-ninng. It felt good to burn it on the road. The Faeries are still sleeping at the pond bench outlook, so 'shush.' The beer and the skinny dip at the end was even better. There is a lovely deep spot right at the trailhead parking lot to go in over your head. Every day should be as fine as such.  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-05 
Link
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