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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ample room remaining in addition to seven cars in Ferncroft lot.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Cross on log or partial snow bridge on Dicey’s Mill Trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The WODC will be busy removing blow downs on BLT & DMT. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One very happy dog. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We were an AMC group of ten. Snowshoes mandatory for this loop. The Blueberry Ledge Trail is decently packed and snowshoes handled the ledges. We carried light traction and crampons but didn't need them. The Rollins Trail was soft and unconsolidated along its length with postholing in snowshoes after dropping down off the ridge. Snowshoes still needed to finish packing it down. Deep snow pack on the ridge. The usual care is needed along the edge of the ravine. The DMT is still not completely consolidated and snowshoes needed to help pack it down as well. One couple in snowshoes passed us as we approached the summit of Whiteface and another hiker in snowshoes caught up to us at the junction of RT and DMT with one exuberant dog. All in all, a great end-of-winter hike, great weather and excellent company. Thanks to Brian T and Al D for leading this hike. 46/48>70  
Name
Name: Brewster 
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-20 
Link
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