Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, Middle Sister, NH
Trails: Champney Falls Trail, Piper Trail, Middle Sister Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 28, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Carroll Co. Sheriff seemed to be ticketing cars that were parked off the paved area in the lot itself. Yikes. Maybe they constricted the entrance a bit? Lot was full on my return with cars parking off the Kanc on either side of the parking lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Step across 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good shape. Upper section of Piper not well marked so those trying to follow it wandered around a bit. We liked the easy scrambles straight up and didn't bother with it. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great dog trail. The mighty tough little dog had sippin and dippin streams, some water pools in the ledges up on top, a fun scramble on top and open views. Plenty of critters to chase on the way in, and a few nice dogs to sniff on the way down. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Carter Dome et al had been the plan but seeing a nearly empty lot for Champney Falls on such a nice day, we went for it. Pepper hadn't done Chocorua. Fun fast hike up a trail with easy grades and good footing. Great views and comfy temps on top. I planned to return via Boles to avoid the crowds, but Middle Sister appeared empty so we went to it. I didn't expect to run into any 4Season/4K hikers on a Sat in summer, but we met and enjoyed talking with the Piper Trail adopter on both peaks. Going down we ran into lots of people but they were pleasant and many were enchanted with Pepper. What a nice day.  
Name: Pepper and Me 
E-Mail: windriversjohn at 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-08-28 
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