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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Middle Sister, NH
Trails
Trails: Champney Falls Trail, Champney Falls Cut-off, Middle Sister Trail, Champney Falls Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, December 29, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Champney Falls trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings frozen over. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Other than branches laden with snow and ice, trails were free of obstructions. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A good snowshoe for a frigid day, trying to minimize exposure to the wind. Trail well packed up to the falls, then somewhat softer up to the cut-off. Cut-off was unbroken, as was Middle Sister Trail up to the summit, calf to thigh deep in most spots. Biting wind on the summit, didn't stay long. Rather than break out Middle Sister to Piper/Champney junction, we elected to follow our tracks back down the cut-off. Ran into a group descending from the falls, and from Chocorua on our way in, and saw a couple at the falls near sundown on our way out. Good to be out in flurries and the cold with Rachel.  
Name
Name: Bill Robichaud 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bill.robichaud@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-12-29 
Link
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