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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails
Trails: Champney Falls Trail, Piper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Champney Falls Trail/Bolles Trail trailhead area along the Kanc (Route 112). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The bridge over Twin Brook -- about 40 yards from the trailhead -- is still out (from flooding this past spring), but the crossing is relatively easy to rock-hop. Other water crossings are not an issue. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some sections of the Champney Falls Trail prior to the first (northern-most) intersection of the Champney Falls spur trail are heavily eroded. However, recent trail work (many water bars cleared/re-shaped) appears to be addressing this. Along the Champney Falls Trail, about midway between the two falls spur trail intersections, is a small handsaw-able blowdown, easily walked over/under. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: No bugs whatsoever... 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: This was the first time we had been on the Champney Falls Trail without snowcover, and while we were missing the even footbed of packed snow (there are some portions of the trail that are full of scree, akin to walking in a stream bed, or on slippery side slabs), we were able to appreciate the hours and hours of hard work that have gone into improving the trail: excellent stone steps, stone work, and other hardscape, as well as drainage work. (It's tough to fully appreciate this effort when it's buried under a few feet of snow.)  
Name
Name: Pancks and Tesco Heaney 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-09-19 
Link
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