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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Ferncroft Lot 2 other vehicles on arrival 12 on return. Plenty of room. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Slightly elevated but easily rock hoppable but chose the old birch balance beam 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in super shape. a few blowdowns on Blueberry Ledge Trail starting at approx .6 miles before the summit. another blowdown approx 1 mile down Diceys Mill trail from the intersection of Rollins trail. 2 additional blowdowns on either side of intersection of Tom Wiggins trail. one of which is chainsaw worthy. i removed quite a few smaller branches that had blown down in recent high winds 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none today 
Bugs
Bugs: a few non bothering insects 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Great hike of these two peaks and wouldnt be April without snow showers and a few spicy wind gusts. 1st sign of recent snow appeared just above the Blueberry Ledge Cutoff. Trace amounts varying to 2 or 3" of crusty snow with a fresh light dusting of powder on top. Barebooted till 1st ledge scramble then micros until descending DM trail. between the crusty snow and softening ice the ledges were no issue. Ascending Passaconaway was much the same. It was nice crossing paths with Jared and chatting as well as two others on the trail today. This is the 2nd day of hiking with soaked boots and sealskinz socks. Feet are dry and comfortable!  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-20 
Link
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