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Albany, NH, Sandwich, NH, Waterville Valley, NH
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Blueberry Ledge Trail...watch that last step! It's a doozy!
Route: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, (Mt. Whiteface), Rollins Trail, (Mt. Whiteface ledges), Blueberry Ledge Trail
El Cinco de Mayo! Yo necesario ir afuera...er I needed to get outside, after the rainy weekend. Weighing my options, I decided to get out a few minutes early from work and head up to Ferncroft.
By the looks of it, I was the first person up the Blueberry Ledges Trail since sometime over the weekend. The flats had a mixture of snow monorail, mud, and dry ground. Beyond there, until perhaps a quarter of a mile before the Wiggins junction, it was snow free and dry. From there to the top, other than the ledges, there was constant snow monorail, about 2-3 feet deep. From the summit ledges to the true summit, the monorail was more likely 3-4 feet deep, with almost as much in the woods.
This marked the fourth different season I've summitted Mt. Whiteface - and this time I had the best summit ledge views and conditions yet. There was no wind to speak of and the views were rather strong.
After talking with a cartographer who was ascending, I looked for the old Quimby Ski Area, located along the lower portion of the Blueberry Ledge Trail. Based upon his description, I think I found it, but there is basically nothing to see.
All in all, a nice hike, though I'm extremely sick of the snow!
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The Blueberry Ledge Trail trailhead at Ferncroft
Looking at Lake Winnipesaukee, Red Hill, and Squam Lake from the Mt. Whiteface ledges
Directions to trailhead: Take Route 113A to Wonalancet, then take Ferncroft Road. The trailhead (the road) and parking lot are both on the right next to the pasture.
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