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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails
Trails: Piper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking in the lot off of Route 16. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not an issue. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The Piper Trail is in excellent shape, some minor erosion in a few sections notwithstanding. This trail receives quite a bit of traffic and it's obvious that much work is put into maintaining it (water bars have been cleaned recently and look great). The only items of note are two medium-sized blowdowns: the first is a leaner stuck on another tree, about twenty feet above the trail bed, located about 0.2 miles west of the intersection with the Nickerson Ledge Trail -- a stiff wind mind dislodge this; the second is a duck under/crawl-under, about four feet about the trail bed, located about 0.2 miles east of the intersection with the Champney Falls Trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Nary a one to be seen -- cold and winds kept them at bay. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: High winds on the summit (40-mph gusts) and very chilly temps caused a number of people to turn back -- so we had the place to ourselves. Great color starting to pop to the west of the summit, near the Kanc. Excellent fall day to be out.  
Name
Name: Pancks and Tesco Heaney 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-09-24 
Link
Link: http:// 
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