|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Chocorua, NH|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, November 29, 2009|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Small Patches, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All water crossing were low and easy to cross. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||There are a few blowdowns, but easy to get around. |
|Lost and Found:
||We progressed from fall to winter twice. Once when we drove over the Kancamagus Highway from Lincoln to the trailhead: there is snow and ice on the road near Kancamagus Pass. And a second time as we hiked up 2300 feet from trailhead to summit: we progressed from dry ground to wet to ice to snow.|
Maximum snow depth (near the summit) is only a couple inches; and on the bare summit rocks snow is mostly blown/melted away.
This was our first hike with kid-sized (XS) MicroSpikes and they performed superbly. I doubt the kids could have completed this hike without them.
||Fred Shirley |
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.