Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Middle Sister, Chocorua, NH
Trails: Champney Falls Trail, Champney Falls Cutoff, Middle Sister Trail, Piper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, January 24, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot is plowed well enough that any vehicle should be able to get in and out.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All frozen and easily crossable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few trees to duck under, mainly up higher on the switchbacks, and one to step over from what I recall. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Trails are in pretty great conditions, we worse snowshoes from start to finish, definitely the best choice. There is a solid track all the way to the junction of the cutoff, but as soon as you slightly step off trail you will sink, many of us falling. Champney cutoff to middle sister trail/summit snowshoes are really needed, there were bare boot postholes that made it difficult, drifts that even snowshoes were sinking in pretty deep. Heading over to Chocorua via middle sister trail, snow was soft, not firmly packed out, so snowshoes stayed on. We wore them all the way to the top of the summit, some bare rock at points but nothing that is worth taking shoes off and putting spikes on.
Enjoy the trail folks, snow coming this weekend will likely change conditions.  
Name: Riley M (Yard Sale) 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-25 
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