Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails: Champney Falls Trail, Piper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of parking. The lot was less than half full at 10 am.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The first crossing is low, with the toes of my boots in water, although you can easily walk over the bridge on the road to go around it.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Hank Williams had a great time! We met a lot of nice dogs—Marco and Thor and Ranger and 2 shelties. Thanks to Marco’s mom for the pictures and treats and pleasant conversation. And thanks to the many hikers who stopped for a moment to give my puppy some attention.  
Bugs: None! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This was a great spring hike! I didn’t check off snow because it was so minimal. The trail was dry to the falls then a mix of mud and snow to the switchbacks. The switch backs had a small, intermittent monorail which you could walk on or next to. It was generally about 2’ high and solid but soft enough not to require traction. I saw lots of people carrying spikes but no one wearing them. The summit area was dry. Interesting enough rangers at the parking lot were telling hikers there was a lot of ice :-( i guess they hadn’t done the hike in awhile. Spring hiking is the time when you test your boots water proofing. I was so happy with my solid leather Zamberlans. Completely waterproof.  
Name: Diane and Hank Williams  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-11 
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