Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Middle Sister, Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails: Champney Falls Trail, Champney Falls Loop, Middle Sister Cutoff, Middle Sister Trail, Piper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, August 17, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: One other vehicle when I arrived, lot full on return. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One duck under blowdown below the loop junction. Trails in good shape otherwise. Some slippery ledges in the morning, mostly dry above treeline, and slippery ledges back in the trees. Some running water on portions of upper Champney Falls Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few canines along the way, looked to be having a good day. 
Bugs: Minor, not bothersome, and wind on the summits was enough to keep those that were there, at bay. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great day to do an out and back of Middle Sister and Chocorua. I've never been on either of these peaks before, so I was pretty excited, and didn't sleep much. At the trailhead by 7:40, on the trail by 8:00. Decent temperature early on, but the humidity is still pretty thick. After detouring to the falls, the climb to Middle Sister went briskly, only stopping briefly. After summit shots, I kept moving, clambering up to the summit of Chocorua at 10:30. A cool breeze kept things comfortable, and I took off my shoes and socks, and hung around on the summit for about 45 minutes. After eating and resting, I took off for the car. I didn't intend on running at all, but the trail lent itself to it, especially in the last 2 miles. I say running, more of a jog, but watching my foot placement made all the difference. Probably ran at least 1 1/2 miles of the last 2. Back to the car at exactly 12:30. Will definitely climb these ones again.  
Name: Bill Robichaud 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-08-17 
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