Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, Middle Sister, NH
Trails: Piper Trail, Middle Sister Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Couple of easy crosses, nothing to worry about. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There were 3 downed trees on the Piper Trail. All of them are easily stepped over. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Some bugs are out and most of them are on Chocorua and near the summits. The summit of Chocorua always has lots of bugs when the weather is warm and the wind is light though. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Piper, Middle Sister (from Piper to Middle Sister only)

Most of the trail is dry and free of snow. There was some small patches of ice on the upper end of the rock slabs you climb up after the first good view on the Piper trail. Higher up, after you get to the last .6 miles of the trail, there are a few monorails up there for about a third of a mile. Some of the monorails are unstable, but they will be gone in a few days most likely with the warmer weather. I did not need traction control as they were on flat land or fairly easily avoided. There were a few puddles up there, but they were not that bad even wearing hiking shoes. Doing a short hike over to Middle Sister was easy with only 2 small patches of snow left. Overall, it was a great day for a hike.  
Name: Karlo from Haverhill 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-09 
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