Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Carter Ledge, Middle Sister, Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails: Nickerson Ledge Trail, Carter Ledge Trail, Middle Sister Trail, Piper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Piper lot isn't plowed, but a home owner on the access road has ~10 spots which he charges $3 for 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple blow downs on Piper and 1 on Carter close to the top 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Variable conditions depending upon elevation and trails used. For the most part,Carter Ridge was poor-moderately railed and would highly recommend SS. The unstable rail abruptly ends halfway up at the best ledge view. Then, it was 1 snowshoer tracks and mine the rest of the way up to Middle sister where snowpack was 3-4ft and very unstable. Tracks went to SE sister but ended there. I blazed it to the intersection of Champney and then Piper. Snowpack untouched and ~4ft. Blazes were almost all buried. Fortunately, I love snow and hiked this trail a couple of times just before the snow hit so I had a decent idea of the trail. I'd recommend only experienced, fit hikers with good knowledge of these trails to follow this. On the way down I used Piper, which fortunately was railed but prior to the last storm, so couple inches of wet snow on it. Spikes would get you much of the way, but snowshoes (SS) are better in the upper 1/3.  
Name: Chris Peter 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-01-22 
Link: http:// 
Bookmark and Share Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.

Copyright 2009-2019, All Rights Reserved