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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: Monday, February 1, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plowed turnaround at the end of Belknap Mountain Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hop on snow/ice free rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One stepover and one leaner, both about 6-8" diameter, just above the Whiteface junction. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: April conditions this afternoon.
Whiteface Mountain Trail up to the stone wall alternated between melting blue ice bulges, minor mud, dry trail, and occasional spring snow. Some may prefer wearing light traction, but I was able to boot it with care.
Above the junction, there were extended areas of dry/bare trail, however there were also extended blue ice bulges. I was able to bareboot with care for the ascent, but opted to wear Microspikes (Microspike?) on one foot for the descent, so that I could have traction on the ice as well as on the dry, angled ledges that otherwise make Microspikes a liability.
The short stretch on the ridge had slush and minor blue ice.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-02-01 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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