Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Chocorua , NH
Trails: Champney Falls Trail, Piper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty of parking during the week, but I'm sure it'll be crowded this weekend 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: one quick water crossing almost immediately coming out of the parking lot. easily rock-hopped, water wasn't more than a high 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: a couple blowdowns, nothing too major. Ducked under a birch and had to skirt around another that was right in the middle of the trail. Easily walked around/ under both.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: plenty of wind that day, so no real bug problems 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: trail is in decent shape. A couple of blowdowns to be sure but nothing to worry about.

Blazes on the exposed section nearing the summit were lacking and took some searching before finding the right route. Past treeline on this particular day featured 30mph winds with gusts up to 40 with some rain/ hail thrown in for good measure. Saw a group walking past treeline with sweatshirts and jeans.. yikes.

Overall great easy-moderate hike. Trail maintenance could use some love but again, nothing major. I'm recovering from a tib-fib break this winter so our group took it slow and still managed the 7.4 in under 5 hours with no issues other than having to break out the layers for the blistering cold up top.  
Name: daviddonaruma 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-05-22 
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