Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Piper Mountain, Swett Mountain (attempt), NH
Trails: Whiteface Mountain Trail, Whiteface-Piper Link, Vista Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 2, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking for multiple cars at the end of Belknap Mountain Road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None that were a problem 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Good blazing and signage in the Belknaps on the Whiteface and the Whiteface-Piper Link. Vista Trail had some blazing but mostly cairns, some random cairns though. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one with a skier on Piper having a great time in the snow. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Third option hike after parking issues put a kibosh on our hikes from Wood Road and Reed Road on the lake side. Went up the Whiteface Trail, looks like a snowmobile went up about 1/4 mile, even after that we bare booted to the Whiteface-Piper Trail junction and beyond to just below where the Vista Trail goes right. Put on our snowshoes and broke trail all the out to where the trail drops steeply to Swett just beyond the stone bench. Decided to wait for another day, ice on ledges with light snow above = no traction, took a couple of falls and decided to just enjoy the views. Vista Trail has great views to the south, east and west. Will definitely come back in better weather or with crampons. Picked up Piper where we ran into a skier and his dog, he came up from Whiteface. Snowshoes back to the car, ran into some old friends from our 4 Seasons Meetup days! Cold but a great day to be out in the mountains.  
Name: Frinda 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-05 
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