Mount Chocorua Climber's Log

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kpthomson

kpthomson - Dec 22, 2009 11:46 am Date Climbed: Dec 12, 2009

Alpine Rock

Piper Trail, bushwhack to the rock....

VermontMike

VermontMike - May 20, 2009 9:40 pm

Great views  Sucess!

Lots of bang for your buck on this one

mountaindan

mountaindan - Dec 12, 2008 7:05 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2008

Quiet day up Champney falls  Sucess!

Beautiful cold day, didn't see a soul until just before my return to the parking lot. Lots of ice flows over the trail made for some interseting times when I was too lazy to put on my crampons.

LunaMoth

LunaMoth - Nov 22, 2008 12:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

Liberty Trail Up and Back  Sucess!

Trail was very wet, and in spots it was a stream for most of the trip. The trail dried out a lot from the Liberty cabin to the summit. View were limited due to sporadic rain. Many, many people on the summit.

TinMan61 - Oct 10, 2008 9:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2008

Great Views  Sucess!

Hiked on a sunny day. The views were spectacular and we had a very crowded summit. Brook Trail was fun, Liberty trail on descent was very wet

bewencher

bewencher - Apr 7, 2008 12:12 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2008

Route: Liberty  Sucess!

The great weather report didn't work out so well and we were in the clouds all day. Overall, great trip. Swiss sleds on the way down was definitely the way to go despite the sporadic mud patches.

Grampahawk

Grampahawk - Feb 25, 2008 7:12 pm

great for beginners

I got my kids interested in climbing by doing this mountain when they could barely just walk. It's an easy climb, with great views.Champney Falls is the more scenic route.

Etaoin - Jan 3, 2008 2:17 pm

When Chocorua Isn't Bald  Sucess!

I climbed Mount Chocorua after a night of camping in the forest at its base with a group of students in the New England Literature Program of the University of Michigan. All these students scramble up to the summit and enjoy their lunch. Many take out their journals and write about what may be their first experience climbing any real peak (as Michigan only offers hills). 40 college students up there covers the summit pretty well, at least as well as your average toupée. If you climb in early May you'll have a good chance of coming across them as a hike up Chocorua is prologue to a later trip they take up Mount Washington in early June.

bcborder

bcborder - May 21, 2007 2:48 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2007

Champney Falls Snowboard Descent  Sucess!

Pretty decent snowboard run. Summit scramble is the highlight though. Top of Champney Falls Trail is narrow, middle sections would be great with a little pruning. I was able to make it all the way to the trailhead with some (a lot of) poling.

dogberry

dogberry - Feb 24, 2007 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2007

Champney Falls to Bolles Tr. Loop

Champney Falls trail was well packed after a recent 2' snowfall. Very cold and windy but sunny and had the summit to myself. Rather unwisely chose to descend via Beeline/Bolles trails, only to find them mostly unbroken.

eric b

eric b - Sep 27, 2006 11:24 pm

Piper trail and Champney falls routes to summit (different dates)  Sucess!

I recommend the Champney falls route to the summit. it was beautiful in full color of early October and the falls were quaint. The summit tends to be crowded but nice for scrambles and class 4 stuff. The views are nice as the summit is above treeline

bidwelldk

bidwelldk - Sep 14, 2006 7:15 pm

Great Mountain Anytime  Sucess!

I've climbed this mountain many times at all times of the year since I was 8 years old and every time has been a great experience!

royswkr - Jun 5, 2006 10:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1975

Loop over Middle Sister from FS campground  Sucess!

Another fine peak with lots of trails

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Mar 30, 2006 1:54 am

good early season hike  Sucess!

with a few friends from work

James_W

James_W - Oct 4, 2005 10:37 am

Route Climbed: Champney Falls Date Climbed: August, 2005

Beatuiful hike up the nicest 3000 footer around. Only other comparable 3k peak would be Noonmark in Keene Valley, Adirondacks. Broke off the main trail when summit came into view and found some 5th class to top out on.

nartreb

nartreb - Jun 27, 2005 6:03 pm

Route Climbed: champney falls Date Climbed: june 25, 2005  Sucess!

Ridiculously hot day - haze diminished the view, but it was an achievement just to reach the summit. Not surprisingly, spent more time (and photo memory) at the waterfalls than at the top.

climber46

climber46 - Mar 15, 2005 9:33 am

Route Climbed: Champney Falls Trail Date Climbed: June 13 2004  Sucess!

I climed this one with my Dad; which always makes for a great hike anytime you can take your father with you. The views were nice and it was a good workout.

syzygy - Nov 22, 2004 9:08 pm

Route Climbed: Champney Falls Date Climbed: June 28,2003  Sucess!

A good workout, not sure it deserves the "most photographed title" though.

Lippo

Lippo - Nov 7, 2004 7:46 pm

Route Climbed: Date Climbed: November 7, 2004  Sucess!

A good workout. Snow and ice on top. A little slick. I hiked the Piper Trail.

CharlesD

CharlesD - Mar 19, 2004 11:37 am

Route Climbed: Standard route Date Climbed: Mid-80's  Sucess!

It's been so long, but this was one of the first peaks I bagged as a lad. Part of my 50-miler badge in the Scouts. I remember the views being fine.

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