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Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway
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.
The lower Blueberry Ledge Trail
The lower Blueberry Ledge Trail

Route: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, (Mt. Whiteface), Rollins Trail, Dicey Mill Trail, (Mt. Passaconaway), Dicey Mill Trail

With yet another mediocre forecast, we decided to stay south. This ended up working decently, as we had partly sunny skies at the start of the day and some views from South Whiteface. The scramble ledges on the Blueberry Ledge Trail were nicely filled in and not particularly icy, resulting in decent snowshoeing. The Dicey Mill water crossing was open, but rock hoppable.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Whiteface
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Passaconaway
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Minimal (due to weather)
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, March 12, 2011
Hike Commenced: 8:02 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,140'
Destination: Mt. Whiteface
Ascent Commenced: 8:02 AM
Summit Reached: 11:37 AM
Time Elapsed: 03:35
Trailhead Elevation: 1,140'
Summit Elevation: 4,020'
Distance: 4.2 miles
Vertical Gain: 3,055'
Destination: Mt. Passaconaway
Ascent Commenced: 11:40 AM
Summit Reached: 2:05 PM
Time Elapsed: 02:25
Trailhead Elevation: 4,020'
Summit Elevation: 4,043'
Distance: 3.1 miles
Vertical Gain: 863'
Hike Ended: 4:22 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 08:20
Hike Distance: 11.9 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 4,038'


The Blueberry Ledge Trail trailhead at Ferncroft
The Blueberry Ledge Trail trailhead at Ferncroft

Looking at Mt. Israel from the south peak of Mt. Whiteface - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Israel from the south peak of Mt. Whiteface

The Rollins Trail on the way to Mt. Passaconaway
The Rollins Trail on the way to Mt. Passaconaway

Very slight views from near the summit of Mt. Passaconaway - Click to enlarge
Very slight views from near the summit of Mt. Passaconaway

Topographic map of Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway - Click to enlarge


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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