Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, NH
Trails: McCrillis Path, Blueberry Ledge Trail, Squirrel Bridge Road, Old Mast Road, Kelley Trail, Lawrence Trail, Walden Trail, Rollins Trail, McCrillis Trail, Flat Mountain Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 13, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Park at Flat mountain pond parking. On the left. Before small bridge. Sign says no parking beyond this point. Awesome large shaded lot with a nice stream. No toilets.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Many small. All rock hop able.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One big mess on the walden trail further up. Otherwise the gentleman i met on Rollins Trail was on it! Im very grateful for all who volunteer . Thank you! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Tailored this hike around bringing my dog. Limited information on Kelly trail and McCrillis trail. Both are well suited for dogs. Easy terrain. Plenty of water along the way. Aside from Whiteface down McCrillis trail. I don't recall and viable options until we hit flat mountain pond trail.  
Bugs: Low elevations. Biting things. Bugs that like to bounce off my eyeball. Breeze helped. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Kelly Trail is a gem. The trail follows the basin of a small canyon with flowing water. easy to navigate. gradual incline. Dense section with large trees bridging overhead and evergreens. Turned onto Lawrence trail which was easy open mostly deciduous. Flowing creek at Walden trail intersection. Walden Trail is where the incline starts. Couple slippery boulder slab sections. One spot i had to lift the dog up. Two really nice views on the Walden trail around 3100'. We skipped passed Passaconaway loop and continued on Dicey Mill to Rollins trail. Great flowing water at camp rich. The short section of the trail between the loop we saw lots of people. All we talked to seemed to be looping Dicey mills Tom Wiggins Blueberry ledge. Rollins trail is one of Favs. Monorail ice and slush started at 3200'. Micro spikes worked great. Monorail continued almost all the way to Mount WhiteFace. Then we dropped down the McCrillis trail which faces south and was completely clear. Such a strange departure from the slippery shaded monorail on the north side. McCrillis trail starts at the summit of Mount Whiteface down a couple easy slab sections before the trail turns back to roots and rocks for the remainder of the trail. No water to speak of aside from minor trickles which were a nice supplement for the dog. And then we Turned right onto Flat Mountain Pond trail and found a nice camp site a couple miles in and called it a wrap.  
Name: VanWilson 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-15 
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