Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Passaconaway, Mt. Whiteface, NH
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 9, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ferncroft rd lot was empty 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easily crossable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Few blowdowns on Diceys mill but easy to negotiate  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Icy on ledges on blueberry ledge 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Started out in the rain today so figured passaconaway and whiteface were an ideal choice. Smooth going over wet trail til the first set of ledges then the snow came. We continued to barefoot as there was a minimal amount of snow here and no ice. Shortly before the second set of ledges on blueberry ledge trail there was a couple inches of new snow. These set of ledges were very icy and tough to negotiate with micros as they consistently. Balled up with snow.

After reaching the summit of whiteface we decided to keep on the spikes even though they were balling up. It slowed our pace drastically as the Rollins trail is icy under fresh snow that glued itself to our feet. We decidef to take off the spikes halfway down Rollins and our pace increased. Cautiously watching our footing. The trek up Diceys was easy with snow and some icy sections. Continued to snow all day so conditions will change. Great day out with TinTin and Kaya  
Name: JackRabbit 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-04-09 
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