|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH|
||Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, April 25, 2009|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Ice - Blue, Mud, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Dicey Mill crossing doable with wet boots. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Blueberry Ledge Trail to Blueberry Ledges - mostly snow free and dry.|
Blueberry Ledge Trail from Blueberry Ledges to Wiggin junction - some monorail and ice, somewhat consistent after the vista. Microspikes sufficed.
Blueberry Ledge Trail from Wiggin junction to south peak - scramble ledges clear, though there are some blue ice bulges - crampons definitely needed of descending. Monorail in places. I was able to ascend with Microspikes and some fancy gymnastics.
Rollins Trail from south peak to Mt. Whiteface - mostly monorail (falling apart). Highpoint is five vertical feet lower than an adjacent snowdrift - when you hit a tangle of spruce, you just passed it.
Rollins Trail from Mt. Whiteface to Dicey's Mill Trail - nightmare for the first portion leaving Whiteface. Not much trace of the monorail, as the rain and subsequent postholing smashed it up. Some blue ice bulges that may require crampons for comfort. Snowshoes would be a good idea to do this trail right now, though the better idea would be to just wait until it melts.
Dicey's Mill Trail (from parking lot to summit) - very little snow/ice until perhaps a mile above the water crossing (water crossing is doable, perhaps getting boots wet). From there to summit, mostly monorail, with some blue ice bulges in places. Microspikes were adequate.
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Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.