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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Piper Mountain, Swett Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Whiteface Mountain Trail, Piper-Whiteface Link, Vista Trail, Swett Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Easy parking for 4-6 cars 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Small brook was easy to cross 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was in good shape and easy to follow. Found that some maps show the trail to Mt. Sweat and some maps end the trail at Vista trail. I was glad to see it was well marked all the way to Mt. Sweat. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dog friendly 
Bugs
Bugs: No bugs 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Pink water bottle hanging from tree on Piper-Whiteface link trail. 
 
Comments
Comments: We did an out and back hike to Mt. Sweat. The trail was mostly clear. We did use microspikes in a few sections of the trails at the beginning and end of the hike. There is still some icy sections and some snow sections along this route but mostly solid footing and a lot of dry ground. Mud was minimal. Coming down Piper was a bit steep in some sections but not icy. Once we left Piper Mt. there were no recent tracks to Mt. Sweat. The summit of Mt. Sweat is a hidden gem. Lots of ledges and open views. Weather was beautiful and the sun felt great for March 1st.  
Name
Name: Gregory 
E-Mail
E-Mail: gregorvios@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-01 
Link
Link: http:// 
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