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: Friday, November 24, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 5th in lot @ 7. Full @ 3. Plowed no ice......thank you 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Low levels, rock hop or across log which is icey  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple of leaners on Rollins. One will be an issue with deep snow 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Ledges would be an issue 
Bugs: Gone til spring! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing  
Comments: Warmer start than we were expecting, though the winds were cold until we got in the woods. Wet in the usual spots down low then crusty snow/ice. No real issue with ice, never needed spikes. Snow levels were 2-4 inches until above the big ledges. The climbs had some ice but we really no problem. Once at the false summit the depths increased to 6-8 inches. Snowshoes May have been nice thru this stretch but dangerous on the down climbs. Only a couple of tracks from Thursday, so it was a little slow. Careful as the rocks are ice covered, spikes would be no help IMO. Winds really blasted us for the last mile + until intersection. Colder more snow on this end of the Loop. Usual tough climb up to Pass but less ice until the really steep spots. Made the summit & watch the temps drop. Coldest of the day here. Had a beer & shot to toast my father on what would had been his 81st! Carried some ashes for his 1st 2 4Ks. We made good time to bottom, just watch out for the ankle twisting spots. Never used spikes but had them.

Name: buzza77 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-11-25 
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