Fred Knight, Mike Pineault, Steve Sawyer, Scott Stuart

After some planning and an evolving forecast for the high elevations, we decided on an 2-day hike to Mt Whiteface and Mt Passaconaway with tenting at the abandoned Camp Rich, just below the Mt Passaconaway summit. We had planned a hike from Crawford Notch to Marshfield Station with an overnight at the base of Mt Eisenhower. However, the forecast winds of up to 80 mph on Mt Washington and the exposed traverse at or above 4000' from Mt Pierce to Lakes of the Clouds Hut argued for an alternative, which sheltered and still with challenges and good views of the southern Whites. A further potential complication was the expected snow in Boston, but we started just after it began and outdistanced the storm as we drove north.

Our hike took the Blueberry Ledge Cutoff to Blueberry Ledges up the Mt Whiteface, then over to the base of Mt Passaconawy for the overnight, and then Mt passaconway, breaking camp, and returning via Dicey Mills Trail.


Ferncroft Parking,10:23 am
Ferncroft Parking,10:23 am
first vista
first vista
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Ditto
Ditto
Second vista
Second vista
Mounting the Ledges
Mounting the Ledges
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Are we at the Mt Passaconway summit?
Are we at the Mt Passaconway summit?
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The View B
The View B
The view C
The view C
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