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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails
Trails: Hammond Trail, Weetamoo Trail, Piper Trail, Camp Penacook Spur, Liberty Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked on Scott Road and had room for 5 or 6 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Stony Brook has a log across and a rock hop, Chocorua River on Weetamoo has a log jam that makes for an easy cross. Others are bridges. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One big blowdown on Hammond and a couple of duck unders but trails in very good shape. Blazing could be refreshed in many spots 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dogs I saw looked happy 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Did the long route to the summit but it was sure worth it! Views were spectacular as was the weather. Conditions ranged from bare ground down low to ice and lots of snow. Traction of some sort (I had poles and micro spikes) are definitely needed on Weetamoo as it traverses. All ice/frozen snow which is all angled down. Piper had snow and ice and spikes helped though many were bare booting. Camp Penacook spur was more of the same. Snow on the ridge was ok with bare boots or spikes but beware the rock is VERY slippery if it is wet or your boots are. Coming down Liberty on the upper ledges was slow as the ice and angle made it tough. Once on the upper part of Hammond spikes were fine down to just past the Weetamoo Tr. junction. What a great day out.  
Name
Name: KRobi 
E-Mail
E-Mail: robisho at comcast dot net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-24 
Link
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