|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Middle Sister, NH|
||Champney Falls Trail, Falls Loop, Middle Sister Trail, Champney Falls Cut-Off|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, December 18, 2011|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of room at CF Trailhead. |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No issues |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails generally in good shape; one large birch step-over at about 2800 feet on CFT. Trimmed a couple of small blowdowns on CFC-O. Signage fine. Blazing varies from okay to minimal. |
|Lost and Found:
||Trails in generally good shape. Snow was minimal. Went up by Loop - some icy patches by Falls made ascent without traction awkward (but doable today). Put on microspikes at about 2900 feet -- lots of ice on the switchback slabs on CF Trail.|
MS Trail to Middle Sister was mix of snow, ice, and bare rock.
CF C-O was very icy in places. On descent, used microspikes about to lower junction of CF Trail - Falls Loop.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.