|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Whiteface, NH|
||Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, August 21, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of spaces at Ferncroft at 7:15AM. Lot close to full at 2:30PM. Ferncroft Road parking is not allowed. Porta potty at the parking lot. |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Brook crossing on Dicey's Mill Trail was easy rock hop. Water level is low. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||WODC is keeping the trails well maintained. No obstructions at this time of year. One 4" to 5" diameter tree 7' above surface on Blueberry Ledge Trail just after it enters the forest from the private road. One large evergreen 6' or 7' above surface on Blueberry Ledge Trail just uphill of the junction with the McCrillis Path. Both trees are no problem now but could present a problem with a snowpack. |
||The Blueberry Ledge Trail is ok for dogs that have demonstrated an ability on a steep ledge. Most of these trails are currently dry. |
||None except a swarm of dragon flies on the Whiteface open south ledges. These caused no problems with hikers. |
|Lost and Found:
||Picked up some trash on Blueberry Ledge Trail. ||
||The ledges on the Blueberry Ledge Trail were dry today. If you are uncomfortable with ledges you may want to approach Mt Whiteface via the Rollins Trail from the Dicey's Mill Trail, the Flat Pond/McCrillis Trail, or Downes Brook/Sleeper Trail. The footing may be difficult when these ledges are wet or icy. The summit of Mt Whiteface is marked by 7 or 8 rocks to the side of the Rollins Trail and is not at the open south ledge.|
Hazy views of the NH Lakes Region from the Whiteface south ledge. Mt Washington can be seen on some of the ledges on the Blueberry Ledge Tail below the open south ledge.
Good views of "The Bowl" from various outlooks along the Rollins Trail. Nice cooling southerly breezes at these outlooks.
Lots of hikers out on the trails today. Saw a black bear in the field adjacent to the driveway leading to the farmhouse at the start of the Dicey's Mill Trail.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.