Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, Middle Sister, NH
Trails: Champney Falls Trail, Champney Falls Loop, Champney Falls Cut Off, Middle Sister Trail, Piper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The large lot was full at 9 am on a nice Saturday. There is some parking allowed on the Kanc. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There are three water crossings on Champney Falls Trail, one immediately after the trailhead crossing Twin Brook, the other two on Champney Brook all easily hopped in these dry conditions 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: These trails are in great shape although blazing is old and hard to spot. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: There is some water in Champney Brook which can be accessed for the first 1.5 miles after that water is minimal. So bring extra for your pup. Brady met many other friendly dogs today including another White German Shepard. That was a first! 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great hike on a beautiful September day. Lots of folks having a fine time hiking. Even though the water was low, the short loop to Champney Falls is worth the minimal effort. Beautiful views along the ridge to Middle Sister. I found the trails to be moderate all the way to the cone of Chocorua. Then things get spicy with some rock scrambling. When you get to the cone, look carefully to the right. You will see an easier trail to the summit which avoids some difficult scrambling, much more dog friendly, too. Piper Trail from the intersection with Middle Sister Trail is somewhat difficult to follow. The blazing is faded and there isn't much in the way of cairns. Care should be taken to be sure you leave the summit in the correct direction or you could find yourself heading down on the wrong side of the mountain.  
Name: Brady and Me 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-09-18 
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