|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Whiteface, NH|
||Flat Mountain Pond Trail, McCrillis Trail, Rollins Trail, Blueberry Ledge Trail, McCrillis path, Tilton Spring Path|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, September 16, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Whiteface Intervale lot - plenty of room. |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Only one of significant on this loop right now is the Whiteface River crossing (on Flat Mountain Pond Trail prior to McCrillis Trail), which was easily rock hopped at present water levels. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Plenty of blowdowns on McCrillis Trail, most of them wilderness standard. |
||Blueberry Ledge Trail scrambles may be difficult for some dogs. Not much water on this loop right now. |
|Lost and Found:
||Trails were mostly dry and in good shape. Maybe saw 3 minor patches of mud the entire day.|
McCrillis Trail is quite vague in places and could be hard to follow when fresh leaves fall. Scrambles aren't as tough as Blueberry Ledge Trail, but wouldn't want to do this in wet conditions.
Blueberry Ledge Trail was dry and the lower reroute is becoming pretty well established.
Tilton Spring Path also a little bit vague in the middle section - fresh leaves would obscure this as well. Wouldn't want to drink out of the spring pool right now...water is trickling into it, but not out of the pipe.
McCrillis Path can now be hiked from Ferncroft to Whiteface Intervale. New reroute heads uphill from old McCrillis Path, climbs a good 50-100 vertical and has lots of minor ups and downs. Footbed is inconsistent, but it looks like folks have spent lots of time building things to smooth it out. Middle portion of reroute goes along a nice gorge. Lower (Whiteface Intervale) portion follows old logging roads and pops out around here ( http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=43.89427,-71.39796&z=15&t=T&marker0=43.89427%2C-71.39796%2C15.5%20km%20N%20of%20Moultonborough%20NH )at Ambrose Nature Preserve entrance. Temporary blazing is up at vague junctions/turns.
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.