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Ascent of Mount Chocorua on 2010-06-27

Climber: Chuck Marshall

Others in Party:Wendy
Date:Sunday, June 27, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Chocorua
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3480 ft / 1060 m

Ascent Trip Report

Wife and I completed this hike. Left the Champney Falls parking area off of the Kancamagus Highway at 0820 via the Champney Falls trail. We took the optional Champney Falls loop to check out the loops. Then continued on the Champney Falls trail to the summit via the Piper Trail. After reaching summit, left via Brook Trail, taking the Bad Weather Trail back to the Piper Trail and then the Champney Falls trail to the parking arriving at 1400.

Parking lot had 3 or 4 cars when we left at 0820. Lot was full with cars parking on grass and some along highway at 1400. Passed alot of people on the trails and there were probably 30-40 people on the summit and the surrounding surface. Trails seemed to be in good shape, but not enough experience to know how they compare to other trails. Weather was decent: warm, overcast, only slight amount of rain drops. On summit, only views available to southwest. The rest was fog/low clouds filling the valleys.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2320 ft / 707 m
    Elevation Loss:2320 ft / 707 m
    Distance:8.3 mi / 13.4 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, Low Clouds
Comfortable, slight drizzle.
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2280 ft / 695 m
    Extra Loss:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Champney Falls Trail to Piper to Summit
    Trailhead:Champney Falls Parking Area  1240 ft / 377 m
    Time Up:0 Days 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2280 ft / 695 m
    Extra Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Route:Brook Trail to Bad Weather Trail to Piper to Champ
    Trailhead:Champney Falls Parking Area  1240 ft / 377 m
    Time Down:0 Days 2 Hours 30 Minutes



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