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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Whiteface Mountain, Piper Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Whiteface Mountain Trail, Whiteface-Piper Link
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at the bottom. As per a Saturday report on a nearby trail head, a suspicious vehicle - grey sedan - cruised next to the parking lot and departed once seeing our friend standing by our cars. Be forewarned. Fortunately we returned to an intact vehicle. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only one - at about 0.4 up on Whiteface Mtn Trail - a non-issue 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Superb job by BRATTS with bright bold trail color markings on trees and cairns that were readily distinguishable in the snow, and plenty of trail signs. Thank you! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Wonderful day on this gem of a set of views for minimal effort. Probably 12-18" of snow on Whiteface and 6-9" up Whiteface-Piper Link. Saw no one else on the trail today although some fresh cross-country ski tracks were evident mid-day on Whiteface Mtn. Tr. as we descended. There were deep snowmobile tracks up and around Whiteface from the previous day and one set of barebooter's postholes up to Piper although wind drifts had covered over much of those. By mid-afternoon clouds were coming in a bit but who cares. We skipped the Vista trail unfortunately because one of us was tired but that's a great excuse to get back and work on that Belknap Range patch soon.
Didn't realize that a few pages on BelknapRangeTrails.org identifies viewpoints from each peak a la Scudder's:
http://belknaprangetrails.org/whiteface-mountain/
http://belknaprangetrails.org/belknap-mountain-range-from-the-air-2/

 
Name
Name: TwinMom+1 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mkm@mkmarinac.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-12 
Link
Link: http:// 
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