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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Nickerson Ledge, Carter Ledge, Middle Sister, Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails
Trails: Piper Trail, Nickerson Ledge Trail, Carter Ledge Trail, Middle Sister Trail, Piper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 19, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Big lot, with outhouse, AND a recycling station near the kiosk. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several great bridges on Piper, a few tiny streams, a huge puddle that Daytrip mentioned on Carter Ledge 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Evidence of recent clearing of blowdowns on Piper. The other trails had several, including the big one in Daytrip's report. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I second Daytrip's comment - I would not bring a dog to the Carter Ledges! 
Bugs
Bugs: Fierce winds, not one bug! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: So why am I posting this 24 hours after someone else wrote such a thorough report? There were a few changes - less bugs. But probably most important is something most hikers won't have to deal with. Prema is an even five feet, I'm just under 4'11'. While she was o.k., I was completely unnerved by Carter Ledge. Then, I also had a few challenges getting a leg up on a few parts on Chocorua. Yeah, I do remember them from 10 years ago, but the winds today were excessive (Thank God there was no wind on Carter Ledge). The winds made these scrambles a bit much. I liked Chocorua on the warm sunny fall day with the gentle breezes. I even liked 98% of this loop, but the 2% is enough to make Shorty stay away!  
Name
Name: Beckie and Prema 
E-Mail
E-Mail: beckiejani@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-05-19 
Link
Link: http:// 
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