Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Whiteface Mountain, NH
Trails: Whiteface Mountain Trail, ATV trail, logging road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 20, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked at the turnaround at the end of Belknap Mountain Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The jeep road section of the WMT was a frozen, muddy, eroded mess. ATVs have really damaged this section. :( The ATV trail down the south side of the mountain is very eroded and muddy. The WMT is indicated on maps as Whiteface Mountain Trail, but is signed as Piper-Whiteface Trail at the trailhead and Piper Foot Path along the ridge. Inconsistent to be sure. However, it is consistently blazed in blue the entire way. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure. 
Bugs: Nope. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: A return to Whiteface to finish up some redlining in the area. Last time I tried this trail, I was chased off by an aggressive dog at the house next door. No problems this time.

WMT is a pretty easy cruise up, never steep with good footing. Any muddy areas were frozen, and just a few tiny patches of black ice. No snow at all but lots of leaves. Great views from the ledges on this bluebird day.

I also tried to find the cliffs on the south side of the mountain. I had assumed the ATV trail continuing over the summit would lead to them, but I guess not (?). I followed the trail down to just beyond a cleared logging area and then down a logging road, but turned back as I had to reclimb the mountain and had limited time. I did find one seemingly out of place cairn on the southwest side of the mountain just off the summit, but no obvious indication of a trail. Anyone have details on how to get to the cliffs?  
Name: KenM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-03-20 
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