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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails
Trails: Piper Trail, Weetamoo Trail, Hammond Trail, Liberty Trail, Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 22, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The large Piper trailhead lot has full facilities including restrooms. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The only significant unbridged crossing is on Weetamoo. Had to put one foot slightly under water. Otherwise it was not too difficult. The streams on Piper trail were bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All the trails were in very good condition 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: With the rain just a couple of days before Lauky could sip his way around the trails. There were numerous scrambling ledges which Lauky handled without any problem. Experienced trail dogs shouldn't have any problems. Some dogs may need a boost here and there. 
Bugs
Bugs: Some mosquito encounters down low. Some black flies on the summit.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There is a black AC/DC shirt on the bench at the entrance of the Liberty cabin. 
 
Comments
Comments: The loop we did is outstanding. There are some good views of Chocorua on the Hammond trail as you approach the Liberty Trail. Continuing the loop, it offers the magnificent views on the Liberty trail coming up from the cabin. The Piper trail also as good views of the summit and after the split with the Champney Falls trail it offers some views of Chocorua that you won't see anywhere else. The lower third of the Piper trail and the entire Weetamoo trail has very good footing. By doing this loop you walk all the way around the upper section of the mountain.  
Name
Name: Ed 'n Lauky 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Boondeck@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-05-23 
Link
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