Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails: Flat Mountain Pond Trail, McCrillis Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail, Walden Trail, East Loop, Blueberry Ledge Trail, McCrillis Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking available at Flat Mountain Pond trailhead on Whiteface Intervale Rd 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings were easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails were in great shape. A few large blowdowns on McCrillis Trail. I missed a turn on McCrillis Path and had to backtrack. It looks like the trail goes straight at the "Sanctuary" sign, but I checked Guthook about 1/4 mile later and saw that I was off the trail. I backtracked to the sign and saw the faint path heading off to the right. There's no sign, but that's the McCrillis Path. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: We used bug spray (with Deet), and the bugs didn't really bother us much. I thought it would be much worse. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Two day trip with an overnight at campsite near former site of Camp Rich. McCrillis Trail is a nice walk in the lower sections, then quite steep for the last mile or so. It seems to be a lightly used trail; we didn't see a single other person until we reached the south summit ledges of Whiteface. Nice views from the Whiteface ledges and the various outlooks around Passaconaway (especially the north outlook). Surprisingly on this beautiful weekend, we saw very few other hikers on the entire trip, although there were a few other parties staying at Camp Rich. The streams are low, but the water source at the campsite is good. Hiking these mountains from the Flat Mountain Pond trailhead makes for a longer loop than hiking from Ferncroft, but it's very pleasant, especially the secluded McCrillis Trail and McCrillis Path.  
Name: BC 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-14 
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