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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails
Trails: Piper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 6, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was one of two cars at 8:45am in the winter lot in front of the private residence ($3); at 1:25p, there were maybe 7 cars present. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: a couple trees that one could easily climb under; one branchy tree to climb over/weave through 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: someone tied a bra around a tree...classy 
 
Comments
Comments: It was a beautiful day to hike! The snow was packed down well and I had no issues with postholing on the ascent. I barebooted the first mile and wore spikes the rest of the day. At the upper junction with Champney Brook Trail, I encountered two men who had spent the night at the cabin and said they broke a trail that started with a W the night before and had sunk down to thigh level. I had the summit to myself and it was lovely. On the descent, the snow was much stickier, but I stayed in the middle of the trail and had no issues with postholing and was still able to run some stretches. One couple was ascending with snowshoes and may have been better off with them, but I was fortunate to have had an early day/be on the petite side and not needed them. All in all, an awesome day on the mountain!  
Name
Name: YY 
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-04-06 
Link
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