Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails: Champney Falls Trail, Piper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 21, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No problems, plenty of parking, all plowed out. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The only non-trivial water crossing is the very first one at Twin Brook. You have to clamber from one pillar of ice-snow to another over moderately deep running water. It's doable as of today, but I don't know how long these conditions will last. The ice and snow had melted some by the time we returned to the parking lot, so it was a little more difficult by then. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All looking good. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: We met a couple of dogs at the top. They didn't seem unhappy but they didn't seem super happy either. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There's a yaktrax and a microspike hanging at the beginning of the trail. I didn't check the sizes, sorry! 
Comments: There's packed snow over almost the entire trail, easy going with our microspikes. Once you hit the summit, there were numerous spots of bare rock, but also still plenty of snow. There was also a very thin layer of frost over a lot of the rock, so be careful! We removed our microspikes when the trail became bare rock, but then put them back on after a short while because it seemed more helpful to have traction on the snowy parts.  
Name: buddhamouse 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-01-21 
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