Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Piper Mountain, Whiteface Mountain, Swett Mountain, NH
Trails: Piper Mountain Trail, Piper-Whiteface Link, Whiteface Mountain Trail, Vista Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking at the gate 0.1+/- miles up Carriage Road was limited to about 3 cars in the small dirt pull off. There was about 15 cars there lining the road at 9:20 when I arrived, the cars were going even further when I finished at 3:30. Cars were parked along the road where the "No Parking" signs were. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No major water crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: None of note, every trail is really well blazed 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: All the ones I saw today seemed to be enjoying themselves 
Bugs: None that I noticed 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing of note, there's a couple individual gloves and what appeared to be nano-spikes at the sign by the gate on Carriage Road 
Comments: Piper Trail was a mix of mud, ice and water. I put my micro spikes on at the small bridge right at the start of the hike, and left them on until Piper Mtn summit (this may change with the warm weather over the next couple days). Others bare booted this portion, but I saw one fall, and others moving slowly on the ice. Beyond Piper Mountain, the Piper-Whiteface Link, Vista Trail out to Swett Mountain and Whiteface Mountain Trails were all easily bare booted. I went down to the trailhead of Whiteface Mountain Trail at the end of Belknap Mountain Road before re-ascending and that section is easily bare booted as well.  
Name: Kevin 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-22 
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