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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Piper Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Piper Mountain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small lot at the gate on Carriage Road, room for a few cars. Not plowed but packed down pretty well. Room to park along the road as well. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged and one easy hop 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blowdowns. Lots of bent over branches and trees from the heavy snow yesterday. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No issues 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: SNOWSHOES!!!! Please wear snowshoes. Trail started off with a minimal covering of snow over frozen slush and ice. Snow depth increased with elevation. Around the old logging road crossing new snow depth was about 6 inches covering most of the ice. Higher up the snow was fairly deep, new snow about 8 inches, with some drifting near the summit, 1-2 foot drifts. There was one set of snowshoe tracks that started out but turned around a short ways up. All the rest was booter traffic. Trail was very uneven but fortunately it had not set up yet so I was able to smooth it out some. The trench is fairly narrow which could make for some awkward snowshoeing after everything freezes solid. Winds were ramping up late this afternoon filling in the track a little bit nearer the summit. Gunstock Mountain Trail was broken by booters and skis. Old Piper Trail and Piper-Whiteface Link appeared to have been traveled recently by a booter but tracks had mostly filled in.  
Name
Name: Skidder 
E-Mail
E-Mail: STEPHEN.KIDDER@YAHOO.COM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-01-10 
Link
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