Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Piper Mountain, Whiteface Mountain, NH
Trails: Whiteface Mountain Trail, Piper-Whiteface Link
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: usual good parking at the plowed turnaround on belknap mountain road a short walk from the trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: small crossing on whiteface mountain trail a non issue. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: hooray for fresh snow in the belknaps! average 6-8 inches of new snow with deeper drifted pockets and a light crust on top. in spots i could make out faint tracks from someone who was likely out during the storm yesterday up to the saddle and headed towards piper. the new snow pretty much totally covered what i assume is plentiful ice especially on the south ledges of piper. i did slip in a few spots where the snow sloughed off hard water ice, but for the most part it seemed to be starting to adhere and the snowshoeing was good. a little crusty up over the summit and over to the ledges where i noted fresh boot tracks coming up from the saddle with belknap. i doubled back to the whiteface mountain trail and headed up. the snow seemed a bit deeper in general with more drifting up to the summit which isn't surprising given the way the wind moves through that area. i really didn't note any ice under foot though i am sure there is some under there. it was a quick descent back to belknap mountain road.  
Name: bryan 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-02-08 
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