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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Piper Mountain, Swett Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Whiteface Mountain Trail, Piper-Whiteface Link, Vista Trail, Swett Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 26, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Paved culdesac, room for maybe 4-6 vehicles. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One minor crossing on Whiteface Mountain Trail, easy rock hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdowns and branches down on the Swett Mountain Trail - I was able to move some on my way back, but more remain. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Hat hanging on tree on Whiteface-Piper link. Frozen Nalgene in col near South Piper. 
 
Comments
Comments: About 75% of the listed trails are snow free and dry. Some short patches of snow and ice on Whiteface Trail after water crossing (before stonewall). Piper-Whiteface Link had some wet ledges and some patches of snow and ice - light traction probably not a bad idea, especially as black ice was forming this evening. Still some deep patches of snow on the ridge to the highpoint. Heading south, though, ledges were mostly clear (though once again, black ice forming this evening). Some minor patches of snow on the way to Swett Mountain. Note that the trails listed here generally face south and bake in the sun all day - snowshoes no longer needed here, however northern-exposed and evergreen-covered portions of the Belknaps still look to be well endowed with snow.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-03-26 
Link
Link: http://www.franklinsites.com/hikephotos/NewHampshire/pipermtn-2010-0326.php 
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