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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: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ferncroft and roads leading in were all well plowed. There were only four cars there when I arrived shortly before 9AM. Maybe 20 cars when I left around 3PM. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Low and mostly bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are a few smaller down trees on Rollins mostly covered by the recent snow. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None seen. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: These trails got anywhere between 8-12 inches of fresh powder with some deeper drifts higher up. I used snowshoes all day and basically was breaking trail the whole time. Three hikers went up Blueberry Ledge Trail ahead of me in boots. One switched to snowshoes well before the ledges but only went as far as the false summit and returned back down BLT. The drifting unconsolidated snow on the ledges meant for plenty of calories burned climbing up the steps. Rollins to Dicey's Mill, then up to Passaconaway's summit there were not other tracks. Dicey's Mill had seen more traffic, I encountered seven other hikers heading up but only two where in snowshoes.

This snow doesn't pack that well and with the winds I would expect drifting overnight.  
Name
Name: Kyle L 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kjlanctot gmail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-02-05 
Link
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