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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails
Trails: Piper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 29, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Private parking lot, $3 charge 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several bridges cross the major brooks. Smaller ones were rock hop-able 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 2 additional blowdowns have occurred since our Dec 8 hike. There are now 5 significant blown downs. All can be bypassed, stepped over or through. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: It stayed above freezing all day, upper 30's. Trail was wet slushy snow, with broken ice, running water. Stayed in spikes all day. Above treeline featured punchy winds below the summit estimated to be 45-50 mph. Trail was hard to follow in the stretch from treeline to the “bump”. Ok after that to the summit. Not many cairns. The big snow drift seen earlier in the month on the final ledge climb was gone and replaced with some ice and bare rock. Breezy on the summit rock but not as bad as the approach. When the trail freezes up crampons would be recommended for the stretch between the first overlook and the Champney Falls trail intersection.  
Name
Name: Dexhiker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dexpcdoc@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-12-30 
Link
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