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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, Middle Sister, NH
Trails
Trails: Champney Brook Trail, Piper Trail, Middle Sister Trail, Champney Falls Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking, being mid-week.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing at trailhead can be rock hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I think that the yellow blazes on the Piper Trail on the summit cone are the same ones I followed as a teen in 1963! They need to be redone. Saw lots of hikers wandering around looking for the trail. Would not want to have to descend in a hurry to escape a thunderstorm and rely on these to show me the way. Also, on the descent on Champney Brook Trail, when it veers off to the left to begin the relocated section, there needs to be a double blaze or an arrow (like there is on the ascent side of the relocation). 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Too windy for them up top. Very bad in parking lot at end of day. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Very dry trail until the upper junction with the Champney Falls Loop. After that, it gets pretty sloppy. Lots of running water on the trail as well as very slippery rocks. Some of the ledges on the switchback section were wet with flowing water and very tedious, especially on descent Only snow of any significance was on Piper just before it emerges on the open ledges, and that is rotting away quickly.  
Name
Name: maineguy 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-22 
Link
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