Blueberry Ledge trail – Mount Whiteface and Passaconaway

Had I known that yesterday I would climb one of the trails on the Terrifying 25 list, I probably would have saved the somewhat dramatic post about my fear of heights for this.

Nevertheless, yesterday I found myself bear crawling and side stepping my way up the Blueberry Ledge trail to Mount Whiteface. Was I terrified? No, but there were a few unnerving spots where I had no clue where to step or what to grab onto. I was very thankful to have my trail angel, Heidi, there to help guide me through the tricky parts.

Blueberry Ledge trail and the fakest smile EVER!

But I was even more thankful for her company for the long slog over to Mount Passaconaway and unremarkable (albeit easy) descent down Dicey’s Mill trail.

With Mount Whiteface for #23 and Mount Passaconaway for #24, I am officially at the halfway point for the NH48!

Onward, and upward!

1 Comment

  1. Antoniotut
    January 2, 2022

    We did the loop clockwise by ascending Whiteface first then going to Passaconaway so that we would be going up the steep ledges rather than down them – more info on this loop can be found here. After the bridge, you will still be on a private gravel road for another 0.2 miles until you pass the last house and head into the woods. Soon after entering the woods, you will come to a split where the Blueberry Ledge Cutoff goes right along the Wonalancet River.


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