Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail, Walden Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: half-dozen in the am...plenty of room. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no issues/rock hopped. Water levels are surprisingly low. The only crossing on this loop is on Dicey's Mill trail. Other crossings were over bridges. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All of the trails in very good shape. Thank you! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: tracks but no pups today. 
Bugs: I wish! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: nothing 
Comments: Finally a bluebird day but colder than a witches tit in a brass bra, but warmed up as the day waned. Ran into a gridder coming off Passa which was his 510. Also met a couple from Durham doing the same loop I did, and a solo hiker from Concord just bagging Whiteface. I bare-booted most of the hike and my pole was unused--this changed once I topped out on Passaconaway. I put on spikes and broke out my pole for the descent down Walden. Crampons would have been a better choice down Walden. The ledge/slab before Whiteface was fun in bare-boots and I doubt spikes or crampons would have helped that much BUT add another 6 inches of snow and crampons will be on most of the time.  
Name: tatnic 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-04 
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