New Hampshire
Rhode Island/Connecticut
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, Bald Mountain, NH
Trails: Old Mail Road, Skull Cairn Trail, Hammond Trail, Liberty Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 6, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small lot off Scott Road with room for a few more vehicles roadside. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some advanced, unmitigated erosion on the Hammond Trail a little east of the Liberty Trail junction. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Mosquitoes were ruthless at the bottom of the Hammond Trail in the afternoon. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Old Mail Road was generally dry. Skull Cairn Trail was fairly easy to follow if one has the ability to follow herd paths. Officially abandoned, but judging by prints, clipping, etc., still actively used, presumably by locals. Crevasse scramble was fun. Swamp near the top was mostly dry. Scramble not too far above that was wet, so a little tricky.

Liberty Trail had some wet ledge, but otherwise was dry. Windy conditions on the summit, so only a few dozen people hunkered down.

Hammond Trail was generally dry. Followed a herd path out to the Bald Mountain ledge. Lots of blueberries on Hammond and on Bald.  
Name: rocket21 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-08-06 
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