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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Middle Sister, NH
Trails
Trails: Champney Falls Trail, Champney Falls Cutoff, Middle Sister Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 10, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The bridge near the trailhead has been taken out by the spring ice melt. You can rock hop across the brook, or walk along the road to the other side of the brook. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Plenty of soft snow and melt for Skipper. He would highly recommend this outing to other dogs 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found: eye glass case 
 
Comments
Comments: After hiking all Three Sisters, we decided to try a bushwhack that was recommended to us by Jazzbo. After descending a couple of the switchbacks, we hiked onto the shoulder / ridge line, and followed a NW bearing. The woods were quite open, with birch trees and hobble bush. Regretfully, we were making slow progress through the slushy snow (postholing even in our snowshoes, hitting tree traps, etc.)... so after a course of time, we turned east and descended back to the trail. Will likely attempt this whack again in better conditions.  
Name
Name: Damselfly 
E-Mail
E-Mail: btzimr at gmail dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-04-10 
Link
Link: http://picasaweb.google.com/btzimr/20110410MiddleSister# 
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