Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 19, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: ~5 cars when I get there a little after 7am. A little over half full when I finished ~2:30. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water was low enough that you could maybe not use the sketchy log bridge. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: No snow but, unfortunately, a lot of ice. Ice started on the exposed slabs up Blueberry Ledge at ~1700 feet. Anywhere the rocks looked wet it had a decent chance of being ice. There was also a lot of thick blue ice on the tricky ledges that start at around 3500 feet. I was able to make it up without spikes but I think if there had been much more ice I might have turned around. Hard ice + bare rock is a combination that doesn't really have a good footwear option. There were also extensive ice patches along Rollins Trail and going up Passaconaway. On the way down Dicey's Mill the leaves are very thick which makes for challenging footing because you can't see what's underneath them.

Overall it might be worth waiting until there have been a few good snows before attempting this.  
Name: Joanna 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-11-19 
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