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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails
Trails: Piper Trail, Liberty Trail, Hammond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 25, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one dog on the way up Piper, they turned around when the ice on the ledges got too sketchy, saw several coming up Liberty Trail 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Loop hike up Piper Trail, summited Chocorua and descended via Liberty and Hammond Trails. No snow and ice until the last mile or so before the summit on Piper. We used microspikes almost as soon as we came onto the open ledges on Piper and kept them on to summit and down the very icy Liberty trail and for at least 1.5 miles when we connected with the Hammond Trail. Minimal snow. After that lots of leaves covering roots and rocks. It was a fantastic hike, the ice made it challenging, can def see wearing crampons in full winter for both trails. Stopped at the Jim Liberty Cabin and talked w/ some other hikers. Overall, trails are in great shape after the late October storm. Parking lots were a few miles apart. Piper trailhead lot is very big with an outhouse, Hammond th smaller.  
Name
Name: Denise F 
E-Mail
E-Mail: deniserae77@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-12-05 
Link
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