|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Piper Mountain, Swett Mountain, NH|
||Whiteface Mountain Trail, Piper-Whiteface Link, Vista Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, July 28, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||At the turnaround at the end of Belknap Mountain Road. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Surprisingly, the stream crossing on WMT was just a trickle. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||No blowdowns anywhere. The section of VT that passes through the SPNHF conservation easement could use some brushing. A couple of minor mud pits before you emerge on the south ledges of Piper could maybe use some stepping stones. |
||Not too many. |
|Lost and Found:
||Out and back to Piper and Swett from Belknap Mountain Road.|
Trails were a mix of dry and damp on the way in. Some running water on open ledges, but they were mostly dry. TONS of blueberries on Piper right now. I should have brought a bucket. Once past the southern junction with the closed Valley View Trail, VT becomes narrower and far less traveled, probably mostly by redliners. Still some good viewpoints from Swett but the trees are growing.
Once again I almost escaped the storms. Descending from Piper, I was surrounded by thunder and lightning, but only light rain. Quiet out there today, I only saw three people.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.