|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH|
||Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, March 30, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Spring Snow |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Today was a great but cold day to close out my March grid. Today felt more like February than late March. Cold temps kept the trail nice and solid end to end. Stayed in spikes start to finish. While the lower elevations seem to have the typical amount of spring snow depth, the high elevations still have 4-5' of snow pack. There was so much snow on the ledges today that it is basically a nice solid ramp instead of the giant slabs one would normally have to climb up. This actually made for a very efficient hike. The ridge walk on Rollins Trail had a good amount of drifting due to the high winds today but it wasn't too deep and there is a nice solid base just underneath. I stayed in spikes here and had no issues, although one could choose snowshoes for this part. The lower portions of Dicey's Mill had much less snow cover and some parts near the end were even just mud, where I did my first rock hopping of the season. |
One thing to note: it is almost April, which means the sun is just as strong as it is in August. Bring sunscreen or you will get a sunburn from all that sunlight reflecting off the snow.
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.