Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, Middle Sister, NH
Trails: Champney Brook Trail, Piper Trail, Middle Sister Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 2 cars when I arrived at 7 AM; lot was overflowing into the road when I returned at 1. Get there early, the tourists are here. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First crossing required a little care, everything else easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blazes good low on Champney Brook, but the blazing when you first break treeline on Piper is lousy; there was a little wandering searching for the trail. Once you clear the first knob you can see the summit cone so it's less important, but could probably use some refreshing considering how many people use this trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Unfortunately, with that many people there will be dogs, most unleashed, because dog people. 
Bugs: Threatened to carry me away off the summit. Bathe in bug spray. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: First time doing this mountain, which as I found out was my loss. Awesome terrain, gorgeous views, fairly rough trails. Had the summit to myself for about ten minutes, then the parade started. Weather was amazing, with temps in the 70s and clear skies. I've been judiciously picking trails with a lack of snow for a few weeks, but today was the first hike where I didn't have to walk in snow at all - hooray!  
Name: K Mo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-26 
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