Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails: Champney Falls Trail, Champney Falls Cutoff, West Side Trail, Brook Trail, Bee Line Trail, Bolles Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parked at champney falls/bolles trailhead. if you want a spot in the lot get there early. cars parked (some haphazardly) on both sides of the Kanc. at 2:30pm the forest service was ticketing cars that didn't have parking passes.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all were easily hopped 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: all trails in good shape, though as many have mentioned before, the blazing on rocks as you approach the summit (and to/from middle sister) is in dire need of touching up. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: fine. with the exception of Bolles, not much water. and the ledgey scrambles on Brook trail might prove to be challenging. 
Bugs: yes. WTH!?! why are there always bugs (biting black flies)on chocourua? 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: nope 
Comments: all trails in great shape. again, be vigilant for blazing as you close in on the summit. with an early start, managed to avoid the crowds. had west side trail all to myself, which is a quiet comfy trail that had one nice spot to sit on a rock and enjoy the view. descending that little bit of ledgey brook trail to get to bee line is challenging. probably, best to ascend it. mostly dry today. bee line (chocorua branch) is a lovely. met one person halfway that was ascending. had bolles all to myself right up until the very end. traveling bolles from south to north, i was lulled by the wide open trail with nearly level footing at the beginning and figured i could run back to my car, which i did until about halfway, where there is about a .5m section of unrelenting UP. (it pays to study topography.)
bolles, appears to be a snowmobile trail in winter, with many wooden bridges that need replacing. lots of leaves down on this trail which made it a little obscure especially at the water crossings. if there was blazing, i didn't notice any.  
Name: hnd 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-10-15 
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