|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Chocorua, Mt. Paugus, NH|
||Brook Trail, Bolles Trail, Bee Line Trail, Liberty Trail, Old Paugus Trail, Lawrence Trail, Cabin Trail, Whitin Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, August 26, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Large parking area with a sign waiving any fees. Used gravel roads in Tamworth starting with Chocorua Lake Road to get to the parking area. At one road junction there is a sign for mtn trails. Saw a black bear run acroass the road. Large sign at dirt road leading to parking area. On departure took a right turn at the sign to get to NH 113A. |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Stepped on a rolling rock when crossing Paugus Brook. Otherwise all water crossing were easy on rocks or bridges |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||The trails were in good condition except as follows;
Bee Line Paugus Branch had more than a dozen tree falls across the path requiring step overs, straddles, duck or swing unders. Also no blazes. Sign for Bee Line Trail missing at junction with Old Paugus Trail.
Whitin Brook Trail had about a dozen large blow downs across the trail.
The blazes on the Brook Trail ledges need to be refreshed |
||Lots of black flies at the summit of Mt Chocorua. Some mosquitoes and flies at lower elevation on other trails. |
|Lost and Found:
||Met one hiker on the Bee Line Trail to Mt Chocorua and many hikers around and on the summit of Mt Chocorua. Otherwise saw no other hikers. Saw a porcupine near the junction of Whitin Brook and Old Paugus Trails.|
The upper section of the Bee Line Trail leading to Old Paugus Trail is steep.
I did not attempt to find the true summit of Mt Paugus as I remained on the established trails.
Good views from Mt Chocorua and the ledges on Mt Paugus although limited by haze and clouds. Good view of Paugus cliffs from Cabin Trail.
||WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com |
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.