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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Whiteface Mountain, Piper Mountain, Belknap Mountain, Gunstock Mountain, Mt. Rowe, NH
Trails
Trails: Whiteface Mountain Trail, Piper-Whiteface Link, Old Piper Trail, White Trail, Blue Trail, Saddle Trail, Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We spotted a car at the Gunstock ski area lot and started from the end of Belknap Mtn. Road. There is a lot with space for about 6 vehicles, but about three times that many were already parked there and alongside the Road, for a hike by the New England Over 50 Hiking Group. We parked along the Road too. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails in great shape. Not only "no winter," virtually "no mus deason." Just a few ice patches on higher slabs, easily gotten around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: We had the excellent Caboodle with us, who made several new canine friends. 
Bugs
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: An excellent traverse of nearly 9 miles that comprises the 5 western peaks of the Belknap 12.  
Name
Name: Amicus 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mcsamicus@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-04-01 
Link
Link: http://amicus.smugmug.com/Hiking/2012/Belknaps-West-Summits-March-31/22207206_ZnJczF#!i=1773472325&k=S64PHQX 
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