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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: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot full almost full at 10 with the exception of a couple of spots. Three cars including mine at 330pm. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: (clockwise) Road bridge across Wonalancet river and a rock hop able brook that has a conveniently placed wide tree bridge if comfortable with balance beaming across. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blueberry ledge trail had a handful of blowdowns but all are passable. They must be recent because this trail is immaculate otherwise. Rollins and Dicey's Mill are completely clear. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs and very steep and icey on blueberry. Might be a bit much for dogs based on current conditions. 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
 
Comments
Comments: (clockwise loop) Rock spikes from the parking lot up where it was mostly ice, crust, and rocks with the occasional dry stretch or blue ice until the beginning of the ledges at 3500 ft. where I switched to hillsound trail crampons for the thick blue ice covering most of the ledge scrambles. I carried an Ice Axe but never used it although it could have been used for the second steep rock scramble to help with creating slots for your feet/crampons. Traction stayed on for Rollins trail and up Dicey's Mill to the summit of Passaconaway where both ice and blue ice, especially on ascent up to Passaconaway, were present. Crampons continued to stay on for descent down Dicey's Mill until 2200 ft. elevation where the trail magically became dry with some leaves. Be safe and Happy Holidays  
Name
Name: Yukon Cornelius 
E-Mail
E-Mail: traras72@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-12-16 
Link
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