Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails: Hammond Trail, Liberty Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 3, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Space for 4 cars in a lot off Scott Road, maybe 2 more could get on the shoulder of Scott Road (off RT 16) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Small Patches, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Two on Hammond Trail easy on partially submerged rocks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: No issues earlier this am, but it was in 30's-40's, some black flies on white ledge later in the day 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Hike #1 of the morning. These trails are south facing and would be a good bet if looking for something that melts out fast in springs to come. No snow ice on Hammond up to Weetamoo Trail, then just a few patches of compacted snow ice to walk to the summit. Nothing that warranted microspikes in my opinion, so you can leave them at home, unless you want to put them on for 30 foot stretches. Thanks to Bill Robichaud for posting the heads up on the messiness of the West Side trail as I would have redlined but didn't.

Amazingly clear views from the summit, no ground haze so I could see all the detail of remaining snowfields and towers on Washington. Tough to get a running pace with leaves down low, then running water and rockiness of trail up high, but still moved faster than a guy with the alias of slowshoes should. trail runners and shorts with no gaitors fine today--hooray!  
Name: John in NH 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-05-03 
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