Saturday, September 7, 2013

Mount Whiteface - Hiking


Mount Whiteface (4,020 ft)
Elevation Gain: 2,850ft
Trails: Blueberry Ledge, Rollins, Dicey’s Mill
Distance: 9.8 miles roundtrip
Duration: 7.5 hours (include stops along the trail for posing, at the lookouts and summit)
My 4000+ Peaks #27
Listed 4000+: #45
Difficulty: Strenuous 
Danger: High (steep, ledges, cliffs on trail, rock scrambling)
Rock Scrambles: Two short sections Blueberry Ledge trail - Class II

Originally we were also going to hike to the Passaconway summit but with time constraints, we weren’t able to do so on this hike. So we just bagged Mount Whiteface. But hey, no worries!!! As I told Sue, the mountain will always be here. Plus, Lisa also needs to bag Passaconway, so there ya go!  We’ll be able to hike Passaconway, the three of us!

The Blueberry Ledge trail is in fantastic shape and is maintained by the Wanaloncet Outdoor Club (WODC). I was impressed with the stone stairs along the trail. But even more so impressed with the stairs on a very steep section at around 3000 feet elevation!

Near the summit it gets really fun, with breathtaking views from lookouts. And, heart-be-still, scrambles galore! We did a lot of posing for photos here! What good is a hike if you can’t have fun huh! That’s what prolly took up most of our time….all that posing! LOL!

Since this was a “loop hike,” I kept my camera out for the entire hike in order to get photos. Enjoy my photos of our hike along the beautiful trails!























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