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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, NH
Trails
Trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at Ferncroft 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: N/A 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in great shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs
Bugs: Many. I'll call them springtails so as not to cause confusion with a frequent trail report writer. :) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
 
Comments
Comments: We wore snowshoes and broke trail in 6"-8" of new, dense snow, with one set of recent post holes making things more difficult for a while until they gave up. We switched to light crampons (Trail Pros) at the first ledges. They were overmatched in the conditions, with ice under sometimes crusted snow, but better than nothing. An ice axe came in handy in a couple of places, making progress easier and safer, but the ledges could be done without one. We switched back to snowshoes at the south summit for the deeper snow on the Rollins Trail and wore them back to the top of steeps. From there down, we wore the Trail Pros with the trails better consolidated by three hikers following us so the trail below the steeps is now packed but a little choppy. Snowshoes (preferable) or traction will work until the next snow. Rollins Trail beyond the true summit had been marginally broken out by one snowshoer.
Fun day with Chris in spite of no views in the frozen fog.  
Name
Name: RickB. 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rickbb@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-11 
Link
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