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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Middle Sister, NH
Trails
Trails: Champney Falls Trail, Champney Falls Cutoff, Middle Sister Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 16, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Got last spot in lot at 10 AM, cars lining the road on our return. Forest service had volunteers in the lot to answer questions 
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: All easy today 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Met the Jolly Rovers out today building a new staircase on Champney Falls just above the lower loop to the falls and right above the amazing staircase they already built! Thanks to all! They have a short bypass marked around their work. One duckunder on Champney falls right at junction with Champney falls cutoff which also has a small duckunder right at the junction. One step over on the cutoff just before you turn to head up to the junction with middle sister.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Many out today all friendly and all enjoying themselves - with the heat and humidity was good there was plenty of water along the way. 
Bugs
Bugs: Horse flies out today but didn't have any problems until the bug spray washed off and then they were all over us! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A hot and humid day on the trails today. Up to middle sister then across first sister back to the upper junction with champney falls. The rovers were hard at work breaking and moving rock for the new staircase in the heat - I appreciate the hard work! Trails down low were dry - a few spots of mud beyond the junction with the falls loop. A fair amount of running water given the recent rains, Wet rock heading up the switchbacks with some slick spots - the worse the rock slabs above the champney falls cutoff. Some wet rock on the cutoff just as you turn to head uphill after the sidehill section with one spot that was quite slick. In all cases these were navigable with a little care. Views were a bit hazy given the humidity but still great. Saw 30+ out today heading up to middle sister or Chocorua with many more below heading to the falls.  
Name
Name: Brian from Maine 
E-Mail
E-Mail: brobert1@maine.rr.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-08-16 
Link
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