Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Middle Sister, Carter Ledge, Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails: Carter Ledge Trail, Champney Falls Trail, Champney Cutoff, Middle Sister Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 4, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for about 4-5 cars to the sides of the driveway before the gate at White Ledge Campground. I'm not sure but I don't think this campground is open anymore. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy today despite recent warm temps 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Carter Ledge Trail in great shape! The upper part of Champney Falls has a TON of blow downs/broken trees/downed limbs I'm guessing from the heavy snow/ice we had in the beginning of winter. Lots of blow downs on the Champney cut off as well. Middle Sister had a couple of blow downs and lots of standing water in many places. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any today 
Bugs: Yes, they are out. But none biting yet... 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Carter Ledge was a piece of cake. Some running water here and there and some soft rotting snow but the ledges were dry and easy. The monorail from the Piper junction up to the summit was hard as a rock still, much to our surprise since it was hot today. We post holed our way through the cut off for the redline. Going down Middle Sister was a bit brutal, we postholed quite a bit through hard crusty snow into soft snow and mud. Lots of standing and running water. Once back down it was like fall again with all the leaves we were shuffling through. We could tell Middle Sister is a lightly used trail. Beautiful Monday to be out and we even had the summit to ourselves the whole time we were up there! A rarity on this peak! Thanks Ashley for a great day out, red lining season is here!!  
Name: Whitney aka Tip Toe 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-05-04 
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