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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails
Trails: Champney Falls Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 21, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issue  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Initial bridge (the one destroyed by Irene) still out but you simply walk the road for 100 feet and walk up to join it. - almost all crossings are open and easily done. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 1 or 2 step overs but otherwise clear - lots of mud and running water though 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Superb views on this bluebird day. Surprising amount of snow - spotty at first turning into consolidated monorail then densely packed cover by the time the trail branched down left to follow Champney Brook. This trail would likely become a muddy mess in another week or two as spring melts continue. As it was our hiking boots were soaked by day's end. Very wet and muddy in spots before Champney Falls viewing loop at the 1.4 mi mark, Esp in afternoon on descent. Hikers we saw were evenly divided on wearing micro spikes vs. bare bare booting. We did spikes but removed them at the ledges which had pockets of snow were pretty easily avoided. Some of the remaining snow pockets on the ledges made it tricky on ascent but we could easily find dry ledge to avoid them at descent.

So glad we didn't stay home and do chores!  
Name
Name: TwinMom+1 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mkm@mkmarinac.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-04-21 
Link
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