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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Middle Sister, Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails
Trails: Piper Trail, Middle Sister Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, February 4, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The Piper Trail summer lot was not accessible, but parking was obtained for $3 per vehicle at the house on the left as you pull in (signed). Very icy lot in the morning, but it had been sanded and melted down by the afternoon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All but one crossing is bridged, the unbridged one was an easy hop. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Cleared a rotten blowdown from the Piper Trail not far below Camp Pennacook, trails in good shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: I saw some manner of flying insect... I thought it was February? 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Good to get out on a day after the rain, with better than expected trail conditions. Icy for the most part on Piper, with some packed snow, and bare spots in many places. Some ice, bare rock, and pockets of snow up to Middle Sister, the same for Chocorua. Crazy to be able to hang out just off the summit (it was a bit breezy), with barely any snow around, in February! Felt much more like April. Spikes are the tool of choice, even with the new snow today. Great views from the ledges and both peaks!  
Name
Name: Bill Robichaud 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bill.robichaud@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-02-05 
Link
Link: http:// 
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