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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails
Trails: Champney Falls Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Full-parked on road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Few large blowdowns Cleared some water bars  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Felt bad for a few dogs being dragged up summit cone--nice hike for hiking dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs: Mosquitoes out but not biting 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Hope hiker found his glasses--about halfway up right before switchbacks he thought. 
 
Comments
Comments: Barebooted entire day as did all but one hiker seen. Would bring microspikes however if doing this hike again in next 7 days. Snow first encountered above falls increasing to 2-3 feet. All very hard packed with no postholing but looked like snowshoes might be helpful on Middle Sister Cutoff (as no recent tracks here). Poles helpful on way down but spikes would have one cruising if you don't like a little sliding. Only about 15 feet of ice on trail but this could easily change. All in all a fairly safe, easy hike compared to conditions you may find on the 4000's right now. No snow or ice near summit area.  
Name
Name: franco 
E-Mail
E-Mail: cockerbuff@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-04-26 
Link
Link: http:// 
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