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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails
Trails: Champney Brook Trail, Piper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: So so so many cars had to park on the road far down 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Stream at the very beginning is easily crossable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I have to sigh at the people who cut off the very end of the switchbacks 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of dogs on the trail, all seemed to be doing fine. Water available up the whole Champney Falls Trail 
Bugs
Bugs: The black flies were out, mostly not biting but a few did. They were horrible as we were hiking out at 5. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There was a black jacket with the gortons logo hanging on a tree when you meet with the piper trail. 
 
Comments
Comments: It was a perfect day to be out for our first hike of the year, with so much sunshine I got a sunburn. Crazy traffic on the trail though with lots of loud groups. I didn't realize how truly popular this route is. Red and white painted trillium is out and the hobble bush is flowering. Nice to see.  
Name
Name: Christoph 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Cgriesshammer at Gmail dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-05-20 
Link
Link: http:// 
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