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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, East Loop, Walden Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 5, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Busiest I've ever seen it. Lot was full and entrance road was already lined at 7:45. Cars heading well down the main road by the time we returned in the afternoon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only crossing of significance is on Dicey's Mill; rock hoppable, or crossable on a birch log. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I recollect a stepover on the Passaconaway side of Rollins and on the final ramp down Dicey's. Bryan cut out a blowdown on the flats on Dicey's. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Blueberry Ledge Trail not recommended for most dogs due to some full ledge scrambles. 
Bugs
Bugs: Minimal. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Blueberry Ledge Trail had wet ledge and a few minor patches of mud this morning. Some areas of running water. Rollins Trail also had some mud. Areas of unmitigated flowing water on upper Dicey's Mill.

Erosion and trail creep on upper Walden and upper Dicey's Mill is staggering; trail is becoming 10-15 feet wide and entire trees are coming down as people try to pull themselves up/lower themselves down slick ledges. Wilderness would be better preserved if they'd put in ladders (preferably steel rungs) so that the trail creep doesn't kill off anymore trees/vegetation.

Blueberry Ledge/Rollins weren't overly crowded, however lots of folks were hiking Passaconaway, quite a few of which appeared to be going out and back. Hot and hazy, but at least the sun was out!  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-08-05 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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