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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Carter Ledge, Middle Sister, Mt. Chocorua, NH
Trails
Trails: Nickerson Ledge Trail, Carter Ledge Trail, Middle Sister Trail, Piper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 16, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: lot remains closed for the season (i.e., free parking still) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: easy rock hopping 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: a few easy to navigate blowdowns; some trail erosion on Carter Ledge trail where the trail is less than obvious but still easy to find 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Blue gives this hike a thumbs up 
Bugs
Bugs: none yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: lots a variable conditions from dry ground at lower elevations to post-holing knee deep at times in the wooded sections on the Carter Ledge trail; ledges were mostly dry but the tricky rock scramble just below the junction with Middle Sister trail was bit dicey thanks to being partially wet and snow/ice covered at the top; the Piper trail up the summit cone of Chororua is mostly clear of snow/ice now; beautiful day; mild temps and moderate winds; Blue and I had the summit to ourselves! :-)  
Name
Name: Linda & Blue 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-04-17 
Link
Link: http:// 
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