Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, NH
Trails: Dicey’s Mill Trail, Rollins Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 24, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ferncroft was plowed (thank you!) and had lots of parking.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water crossing on Dicey’s was a rock hop today. I will continue my extra information about water crossings since I got two positive messages about my post about Garfield. When the Dicey’s Mill water crossing is a rock hop, the best rocks are just upstream of the logs. (I’ve searched up and downstream and I am pretty convinced about this). There are two logs, side by side, that can be used if you don’t want to rock hop. I always wear spikes on them when the temperatures are near or below freezing - the wood won’t hurt the spikes and the spikes help with the icy and slippery surface. I have no shame in telling you that though I often walk right across the logs, one time I booty-scooted them! Safety first! If you sit on the large log, facing upstream, you can put your feet on the small log (use your spikes for this too!). Then you can scoot along the big log over to the other side. It works best when you are coming back down Dicey’s because the logs are at an incline and gravity helps you in this direction. With the above options you should never have to bail on Whiteface or Passaconaway for water crossing issues!! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Hard to say with the snow! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I hiked Whiteface out and back via Dicey’s and Rollins. I passed more than a dozen people that had ascended via Blueberry Ledges so that route is passable as well. Dicey’s has 3-4” snow above the water crossing; there is 6-8” (plus drifts) on Rollins. We all should have been in snowshoes; nobody was in snowshoes. So the trail is roughly broken out but not packed down. Note that there is ice hiding under the churned up snow.
I was thrilled to cross paths with Eric H and Ken C - so great to meet them in person! They were on a really impressive traverse!  
Name: Bikecamphikegirl  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-11-24 
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