|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Chocorua , NH|
||Champney Falls Trail, Piper Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, May 20, 2015|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||plenty of parking during the week, but I'm sure it'll be crowded this weekend |
||Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|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:
||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. |
||plenty of wind that day, so no real bug problems |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.