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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Dicey’s Mill Trail, Rollins Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot and road plowed.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water was low but flowing at the Dicey’s Mill “log” crossing. No issues. All other small crossings were bridged or step over.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Double blowdown at the one mile mark (from the parking lot) on Dicey’s. Big ones. Awkward crawl over.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw two.  
Bugs
Bugs: None.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing.  
 
Comments
Comments: This report expires today with the rain, warm temps, and winds slated for tomorrow.

The snow was soft and/or fluffy and/or deep. Especially on Rollins. Snowshoes were needed but not everyone wore them.

A pristine soft snowshoe track was started by the first half dozen folks in SS - until the 6 mile mark (did out and back from Dicey’s). From there, Rollins was destroyed by about 10 Post-a-hole-ics Anonymous members. Fortunately, 3 super guys with snowshoes were able to pack down much of the damage. Everything is still super soft.

There were 15-20 cars still at the lot at 3:45 pm so not sure of the conditions after that time. Some of those folks may have been snowshoeing the trails at the end of the lot.

Food for Thought: The cost of snowshoes does not justify intentional disregard for the safety and enjoyment of other hikers. Snowshoes are part of the “10 essentials” from about December until the end of April/beginning of May up here in the Whites. Showing up to a trailhead, especially after recent snowfall, without them, is inconsiderate and potentially dangerous/injurious to others.  
Name
Name: thegingerhiker 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-03-05 
Link
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