Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Middle Sister, Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails: Carter Ledge Trail, Middle Sister Trail, Champney Brook Trail, Piper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 23, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I stayed at the campground Saturday night. The host let me leave my car on my site while hiking Sunday because almost everyone cleared out of there that day. It wasn't full on Saturday either. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: They weren't very difficult. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Tree blazes- very nice, rock blazes- many need new paint. Great trails overall. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Be careful on all the tricky scrambly ledges. 
Bugs: It's June. A fully deployed arsenal of bug avoidance devices was only partially successful at reducing the aggravation and damage: light-colored long pants and pullover long sleeve shirt, two kinds of bug repellent, and two different bug nets. Mostly mosquitoes down low and the black flies have headed up to the middle and upper elevations. The one place on the route where there were no bugs all day was Middle Sister summit, which made for a great lunch/view/break spot. The sole positive insect-related experience was watching some swallowtail butterflies drinking nectar from lowbush blueberry flowers. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: It was a great hike in spite of the bugs. It wasn't extremely warm, humidity was pretty low, there were decent breezes/wind some of the time, and viewing conditions were great. There's a lot to see on this route! Carter Ledge Trail requires carefull attention but there are good handholds and footholds.  
Name: peaksseeker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-24 
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