Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails: Champney Brook Trail, Piper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 15, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: CBT lot is plowed but is also thick ice. I put on traction right away. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One duckunder on Piper between the CBT and West Side junctions that requires a limbo. Piper could use some more cairns above treeline. Folks are wandering about as the blazes painted on the ledges are snow covered. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure. Saw one that ran towards me barking, owners were oblivious. Please keep your dogs under control, people. 
Bugs: Nope. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: Was looking for an easy route today and this was perfect. Both trails are packed solid. I wore spikes all day but up top you could do spikes or crampons. I saw people in both. Surprisingly little ice on the ledges, just packed snow. The gulley and summit ledges are mostly bare rock. Very smooth and fast trails today. I started early and was the first one up, but passed several people on the way down. Nice to meet Nick as I was leaving the summit!  
Name: KenM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-01-15 
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