|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Piper Mountain, NH|
||Whiteface Mountain Trail, Piper-Whiteface Link|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, January 13, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Limited room at the plowed turnaround at the end of Belknap Mountain Road. |
||Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Rock hop |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||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.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.