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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Chocorua, Middle Sister, Blue Mountain, Blue Mountain - Northeast Peak, NH
Trails
Trails: Liberty Trail, Piper Trail, Middle Sister Trail, bushwhacks
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, March 3, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at a plow turnout south of White Ledge Campground, which is not plowed out. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: After spending the night in Jim Liberty Cabin, I started up Chocorua before dawn. Crampons were a must as the ledges are covered with blue ice. Route finding was a little hard in the dark. Winds on the summit were pretty high, pushing me around and carrying quite a chill. Going over sister was more of the same, with the winds dying down for me to enjoy the sunrise. I found the trail off of Middle sister a little hard to follow. From the Blue col, I bushwhacked blue mountain, a peak I had visited years ago. Needing to turn around by 8:30 AM for work, I knew it was a long shot to go for both sub-peaks, but I did get the NE one. Woods were easy and I had good views of my objective. There was a green piece of para-cord on a tree at the obvious highpoint, most likely from a past summit register. It was a shame to have to turn around so close to the NW peak, so early, but I had a full day of work ahead of me and needed to go. I followed my tracks out, which could be used if you are headed to these peaks.  
Name
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook 
E-Mail
E-Mail: zap88@tds.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-03-03 
Link
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