Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, NH
Trails: McCrillis Path, Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, McCrillis Trail, Flat Mountain Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 10, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 6-8” of frozen slushy snow in the morning, 6-8” of slush in the afternoon after record highs in the 50s and intense sun most of the day. Would be tricky without AWD and snow tires. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: I crossed Whiteface River where the trail actually crosses. Cruddy did the 30 yards-upstream crossing. Both were mostly frozen over, but not completely. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Appreciate the little arrow signs on McCrillis Path. Thanks WODC. Not many blowdowns on these trails. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of scrambles on Blueberry Ledge Trail 
Bugs: Snowfleas, billions of them 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: McCrillis Path was easy to follow except for one spot where we pulled out the GPS. Wearing snowshoes, we mostly floated on top of the still frozen crusty snow.

Snowshoes off/spikes on for the Blueberry Ledge Super highway and the short out-and-back to Whiteface’s high point. We found the ledges relatively easy this day.

Snowshoes back on for McCrillis Trail. We followed an old snowshoe track which meant there was no searching for the trail down in the open hardwoods. Yay. Things got kind of mashed potato-y, but I’d actually anticipated worse going. When our tracks freeze up again, it will not be a smooth snowshoe track unfortunately, but McCrillis Trail doesn’t see a lot of winter use.

Flat Mountain Pond Trail back to the parking area was quicker, especially once we hit the snowmobile section and barebooted from there. Reached the cars just as it started to rain around 3 pm. Perfect timing! Made me not sad that we saved Mr. Wiggin’s trail for another day.  
Name: Snowflea & Cruddytoes 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-02-11 
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