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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Middle Sister, NH
Trails
Trails: Champney Falls Trail, Middle Sister Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Fees being collected $5.00 at the pay station 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First water crossing right out of the lot if running fairly high but no real problem. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trail is in good shape for this time of year. There's a large birch across the trail about 2.6 miles from the Trailhead that can probably stay as it's an easy step-over. Otherwise water bars are in good shape and only some minor clean up needed. Push a few blowdowns out of the way on the spur to Middle Sister 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few loving life! 
Bugs
Bugs: It was pretty cool out when I left the trailhead so no bugs.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: My first trip up Champney Falls. I loved this trail. Moderate elevation gains to the spur for the falls. The falls were running pretty high and were beautiful. I climbed to the top of the last falls. I got off trail slightly. I new the trail was west so I just headed that direction and was on the trail a few minutes later. I put on microspikes at about 2600'. Lots of ice and very slick. Middle Sister was fantastic! What a hidden gem. Things warmed up on the hike down and many were in T-shirts. Most everyone I met on the way down was aware and prepared for the conditions.  
Name
Name: Kevin McGinley 
E-Mail
E-Mail: kevinmcginley2@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-06 
Link
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