Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails: Diceys Mill Trail, Rollins Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, December 30, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Black, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: the water crossing on diceys mill trail was a pretty straight forward rock hop though some had ice on them.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: removed some blowdown along the route. still a larger duck under and some easy stepovers on rollins and a couple large stepovers on diceys mill. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: icy along the road then a thin layer of crusty snow with ice in sections down low on diceys mill trail. above the water crossing there was little ice and packed snow to the rollins junction.

rollins broken out with more loose powder and ice bulges on some of the ledgy areas. we bypassed a couple sections that are right on the edge of the bowl with short bushwacks.

diceys to the summit of passaconaway above rollins junction had some ice flows and bulges, but mostly a good packed snow base.

we wore microspikes all day and they worked well. snowshoes not needed until the next storm.

we decided to use this route today to avoid the ledges on blueberry ledge trail. trail conditions were quite nice. probably picked up a half inch or so of new powder as it snowed lightly almost the whole hike. saw some neat bear scratches on trees along rollins.

thanks to cynthia for a nice hike.

Name: bryan 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-12-30 
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