|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH|
||Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, May 16, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Things were in nominal shape. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The crossing near the bottom of Dicey's Mill is pretty tame at the moment; if you had to slosh your way across, it wouldn't be the end of the world. Up near the summit of Passaconaway, there's a drainage that you could grab a sip of water; consider bringing a filter. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||In contrast to the Tripyramids which I did last week, and suffered no shortage of blow-downs, the trails this outing were in magnificent shape. There was one blow-down on Dicey's Mill, maybe half a mile or so from the finish, that will need some attention. I knocked down the worst of it with my folding saw, but it'll need a tad more work to clear the whole thing away and make things tidy again. |
|Lost and Found:
||WILDFLOWERS ARE HERE!!!|
No kidding, I saw trilliums easily into the hundreds on Whiteface, all the way up to 3,000 feet. Blue bead lilies are on their way, as are Solomon's seal, cucumber root, and I even spied a couple pink lady slippers starting to unfold. Down near the beginnings of both ends of the trail, some purple violets looking regal. What a sight for sore eyes!
Besides that, the loop is its same challenging self. My spikes came along for a free ride. Snow and ice didn't really materialize in a real sense until some point around Kate Sleeper. Clambering up the ledges was ice-free. In the col, it seemed to keep a lot cooler, so there was more there of course. Overall, nothing so bad you couldn't dance around and find a way with just bare boots.
Photos and a more detailed report on my blog as always. Share and enjoy!
||Protean Wanderer |
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.