|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH|
||Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, November 19, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||~5 cars when I get there a little after 7am. A little over half full when I finished ~2:30. |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Water was low enough that you could maybe not use the sketchy log bridge. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||No snow but, unfortunately, a lot of ice. Ice started on the exposed slabs up Blueberry Ledge at ~1700 feet. Anywhere the rocks looked wet it had a decent chance of being ice. There was also a lot of thick blue ice on the tricky ledges that start at around 3500 feet. I was able to make it up without spikes but I think if there had been much more ice I might have turned around. Hard ice + bare rock is a combination that doesn't really have a good footwear option. There were also extensive ice patches along Rollins Trail and going up Passaconaway. On the way down Dicey's Mill the leaves are very thick which makes for challenging footing because you can't see what's underneath them.|
Overall it might be worth waiting until there have been a few good snows before attempting this.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.