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Gilford, NH, Gilmanton, NH
Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Piper-Whiteface Link
Route: Whiteface Mountain Trail, Piper-Whiteface Link
Tricky conditions due to the 2" of new powder from last night on top of lots of ice. Some drifted snow in places as well.
The Whiteface Mountain Trail up to the stonewall was generally fine with Microspikes. The ledges on the Piper-Whiteface Link, on the other hand, required caution. Lots of blue ice lurking underneath, and the powder prevented the spikes from getting purchase. The ledges are generally short in nature between scrub patches, so a controlled slide as an option on descent with the powder as padding.
Getting To Trailhead:
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The Whiteface Mountain Trail trailhead
The sunset from ledges near the Piper Mountain summit
Directions to trailhead: From Route 11A East (from Route 3), take a right on Hoyt Road. Continue down this road as it becomes Belknap Mountain Road. At the end of this road, take a left. There will eventually be a turnaround area with a private road sign. Park here, and continue up the road on foot. The Piper Whiteface Trail trailhead will be on the left side of the road.
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