Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Middle Sister, Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails: Piper Trail, Nickerson Ledge Trail, Carter Ledge Trail, Middle Sister Trail, Liberty Trail, Hammond Trail, Weetamoo Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 2, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Three cars in the lot when I started, a bunch more on my return. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing on Middle Sister Trail accomplished on a log, less than gracefully. The crossing of the Chocorua River on Weetamoo Trail was doable, but tricky. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few new trees down due to recent winds, one I recall on lower Piper Trail, and one on Middle Sister Trail. A few old step overs on Middle Sister Trail. De-limbed a new blowdown on Hammond Trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Many, many, dogs out today. Met Blue! 
Bugs: Again, bugs? 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A bit of Chocorua area redlining. Started on Piper, went up to Nickerson Ledge. Dropped down for 1 mile on Carter Ledge Trail, to the bottom end of Middle Sister Trail. The trail to the upper junction appears lightly used, with occasional blowdowns, and deep leaf cover on the ground. The crossing here was not easily hopped, and a tree helped me out. The upper portion of the trail has a stream running in it for a while, and above this is eroded in spots. Nice viewpoint on the right before reaching the junction. Easy hiking on drier rock over Middle Sister and on to Chocorua. Dropped steeply down Liberty, and hung out on some ledges in the sun with Jeff, a guy I met that morning. Hiked out down Hammond and Weetamoo trails, back to Piper. Weetamoo was great, with super footing, and pretty woods to hike through. The gigantic trailside boulder was pretty sweet too. The Chocorua River crossing was a bit tricky, but managed to make it with dry shoes. All in all, a great day, hitting some interesting trails, with good people on them.

Nice to meet and hike with (at points) Linda (and Blue), Beth, Jeff, and Sue.

Blog post soon.  
Name: Bill Robichaud 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-11-02 
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