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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, Bald Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Hammond Trail, Liberty Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small lot on Scott road, did not fill up 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: not an issue 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Beautiful sunny day to be out.

First time up Hammond. Nice footbed, not too steep. I wanted to visit Bald Mountain for the view. The best approach is to locate 2 boulders (about 4 feet around) in the center of Hammond and bushwack directly east (right). Through the first layer of firs, a herdpath with several modest cairns lead to the east facing ledge with a very nice view of Chocorua, the sisters and Carter ledge. I was surprised to clearly see the gravel slide that one encounters on the Carter Ledge trail.

Stopped at the Jim Liberty shelter (which I remember from my first boy scout climb back in the 60's). I was greeted by a large contingent of yahoo's on the summit, screaming in unison. Fortunately they had vacated the summit before I arrived. Less than 20 people on top, light breeze, very pleasant.  
Name
Name: BT 
E-Mail
E-Mail: taos88@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-08-24 
Link
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