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Something new ;-) Pitcher & Champney Falls, Plus 12/3/16
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Author:  JustJoe [ Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:16 am ]
Post subject:  Something new ;-) Pitcher & Champney Falls, Plus 12/3/16

EDIT: Hopefully corrected images for all.

I Had originally planned to hike just to the falls with Becky then just head into North Conway to shop
and grab a bite to eat. She had prior commitments so I still did the falls but headed up to what I call,
(since it's on the same ridge but unnamed), Kid Sister. 8) It's basically a ledgey goodness peak with
very little prominence. Found it, well saw the short herd path to it, a few winters ago.

Started with the usual stop. :)
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Decided to turn around for a change. :roll: :lol:
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Next up the falls. Pitcher had it's usual light flow. Actually, I'm not really sure what's normal for either
of these 2.
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Champney falls has much more flow.
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Up until this point spikes were not needed. But about .3 mile about the falls there was enough ice
to warrant them. If only to make every foot placement a calculated decision.
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So i hit the height of land on Champney Brook Tr. and the herd path to Kid Sister. This was it the first time.
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This was Saturday. Snow squalls pretty much ruined the views.
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The same but a little sunnier when I was headed back.
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The first time I only stopped briefly where you pop out of the woods. This time I explored the entire bump.
This is what is referred to as the First Sister and Chocorua on the right.
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A lone hiker stands triumphant on Chocorua. :)
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Heading back to the whole in the woods for my descent.
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I was first on trail and saw no one on my ascent. There was one pair of tracks once I rejoined Champney
Brook Trial but they were ahead and out of sight since they did not make the detour to the falls.
On the descent, I passed about 6 groups. Decent day and hike overall.

Click Pik 4 Pix
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Author:  Kathy [ Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Something new ;-) Pitcher & Champney Falls, Plus 12/3/16

Am I the only one who cannot see da pix? I can see the link pic but das it mon

Author:  Granite Guy [ Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Something new ;-) Pitcher & Champney Falls, Plus 12/3/16

Strangely enough I couldn't (and still can't) see them on my iphone, but just checked on the pc and they're there. May have something to do with the different browsers (Safari vs Chrome). Will have to look again later now that I know I can see them.

Author:  thegibba [ Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Something new ;-) Pitcher & Champney Falls, Plus 12/3/16

They show up for me on my android (Nexus 5x ruining Android 7.1) and my PC using chrome. Perhaps it's because I'm logged into Google. I dunno. Great pics as always. I love the triumphant hiker enjoying himself on Chocorua.

Author:  Beckie and Prema [ Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Something new ;-) Pitcher & Champney Falls, Plus 12/3/16

Comin' in great for me! On my old computer that I bought when Hilary was running for pres.... against Obama! Still working good enough for cheap ol' me!

Joe, your lake shots never get old. And with the choppy water and the pretty sky, it was even less old :D :D ! Other pix nice as well.

Author:  Beckie and Prema [ Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Something new ;-) Pitcher & Champney Falls, Plus 12/3/16

Comin' in great for me! On my old computer that I bought when Hilary was running for pres.... against Obama! Still working good enough for cheap ol' me!

Joe, your lake shots never get old. And with the choppy water and the pretty sky, it was even less old :D :D ! Other pix nice as well.

Author:  New Hampshire [ Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Something new ;-) Pitcher & Champney Falls, Plus 12/3/16

I only just finally visited Champney Falls a few weeks ago. It was flowing about the same as you got. Still pretty nice. Greg and I are about to see a whoooooole lot of this trail in the coming years. :twisted:

Author:  Granite Guy [ Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Something new ;-) Pitcher & Champney Falls, Plus 12/3/16

I too like the triumphant hiker. Funny without the pictures I had no idea where you were talking about, but with them it's obvious. About a dozen trips up this trail for me over the last 20 years and I only "discovered" this spot in February. :? Definitely a nice one.

Author:  JustJoe [ Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Something new ;-) Pitcher & Champney Falls, Plus 12/3/16

Hopefully I fixed the images for all to see.


New Hampshire wrote:
I only just finally visited Champney Falls a few weeks ago. It was flowing
about the same as you got. Still pretty nice. Greg and I are about to see a whoooooole lot of this trail in
the coming years. :twisted:


OK, here's your first order of business since the trail is basically in great shape. This is a little before the falls loop.
This section of trail, about 20', is a stream.
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The problem is this stone wash-bar diverting run-off needs to be built up. A good 8" higher and tighter to do the
job I'd say. So get on it. :P
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Also, am I naming these falls wrong? I always assumed the wispy one in the gorge was Pitcher. I that wrong?

Author:  New Hampshire [ Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Something new ;-) Pitcher & Champney Falls, Plus 12/3/16

You are actually pretty spot on on the waterbar thing. Greg says the woman from the USFS mostly needs us to concentrate on the waterbars up higher. Apparently they do a lot of work training on the lower part of that trail, which is why it is in such great shape. As far as I could tell, over the whole length, there wasn't much that needed to be brushed. So not too bad I think. 8)

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