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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails
Trails: Champney Falls Trail, Piper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings are fairly easy since streams are frozen over. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Traction is definitely required for the Champney Falls Trail. There are several trail sections with either water ice or compressed ice. I wore full crampons and had no difficulty. My companion wore 1/2" microspikes which worked ok overall except in one spot where he pushed them a little too hard and fell down (he was not injured). Would not recommend wearing older Katoola 3/8" microspikes or stabilizers. Trail is all packed out so snowshoes are not needed. Most of the yellow blazes are visible above treeline. Summit was pretty windy today.  
Name
Name: Dexhiker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dexpcdoc@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-01-27 
Link
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