Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Whiteface Mountain, Piper Mountain, NH
Trails: Whiteface Mountain Trail, Piper-Whiteface Link, Vista Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, January 18, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small parking area had no one else there all day but us. There had been about 3 inches of snowfall overnight and finishing up as we started the hike. That part of the road, and the parking area had not been plowed yet when we got there, but we heard the plow truck as we had gone partway up the trail, so he was unable to plow the entire parking area because our car was in it. Not a lot of snow anyway.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The only crossing is not too far from the trailhead. It was not frozen and an easy rockhop. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blowdowns. Well blazed. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We hiked through about 3 inches of fresh powder with more like 5 or 6 inches and occasionally more at the summits. Beneath the snow there was softer snow (near the base) which caused my Microspikes to ball up, but this stopped above the brook crossing. Happened again on the way down, after the brook crossing. At higher elevations there was ice under the snow, chiefly on the ledges, which caused occasional slick conditions, but not too difficult. I used Microspikes, Andy used Yaktraks, and Lone Wolf just barebooted in mountaineering boots.  
Name: greatoz 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-01-19 
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