Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails: Piper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 21, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: This is one of the most beautifully constructed and maintained trail in the Whites. The builders and maintainers deserve our thanks. There were issues anywhere on the trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: A few mosquitoes near the bottom and few above. There was a nice breeze in many locations. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The Piper Trail, though 8.4 miles round trip with 2800 feet vertical, is a relatively kind trail. There is a nice variety of terrain and many good views during the second half of the climb culminating in the ledges for the last .4 mile. There a few somewhat tricky areas near the summit, but nothing patience and thought cannot overcome. The route for first 100 yards or so from the beginning of the summit ledges can be a bit difficult to ascertain as the blazes are somewhat scarce there. The rest is well blazed. It is important that anyone unfamiliar with the mountain study a map beforehand and take it with them. We found a group that was going to descend Piper and hope to end up at Liberty; that would be a long road walk. On another climb I saw a descending group arriving at the Piper trailhead expecting to be at the Champney trailhead.  
Name: Bruce McC 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-21 
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