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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Piper Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Whiteface Mountain Trail, Piper-Whiteface Link
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Limited room at the plowed turnaround at the end of Belknap Mountain Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hop 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Tricky conditions due to the 2" of new powder from last night on top of lots of ice. Some drifted snow in places as well.
The Whiteface Mountain Trail up to the stonewall was generally fine with Microspikes. The ledges on the Piper-Whiteface Link, on the other hand, required caution. Lots of blue ice lurking underneath, and the powder prevented the spikes from getting purchase. The ledges are generally short in nature between scrub patches, so a controlled slide as an option on descent with the powder as padding.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-01-13 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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