Chocorua solo

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Hiked Mt. Chocorua again today, solo this time. Knocked off the Sisters from my 52 with a view list. In such a good head space after the hike. Pauline played tourist in Conway while I was hiking. About an inch of snow, had a couple slips, but didn't fall on my ass. I wanted to see how my knee would hold up, and it did quite well. Felt a bit of pain 3/4 of the way down, but still made really good time. Took 5 hours up, over the sisters, and back down. I was heading down from the eastern peak using what looked like the trail (no other hikers used the trail on the snow), but it was a rather precarious slope. I decided to take out my compass and map (okay I was using my GPS, but its compass is useless, hence using a real compass) and they indicated I should have been looking a little behind and to the left of me. Sure enough, the trail was hidden in the snow, just over a rock, and in some bushes. Awesome day.

For gear, I had brought, but didn't use my down jacket and fleece, and only wore my LL Bean long sleeve shirt for a short distance. But I am glad I had brought them just the same. With my knee, I could have been slown down to a very slow walk, and it would have been a challenge to keep warm going slow. I also had 2 headlamps, since I thought I would likely be hiking out in the dark, but I managed to make it back a little before it did. The trail was getting hard to see, but still light out. I had been thinking about at least getting my headlamps out, but didn't.

Brought: Patagonia capaline (worn) EMS pants (worn), Marmot rain jacket (worn), LL Bean gloves (worn), bigger puffy, fleece, LL Bean long sleeve, emergency blanket, go bag, 2 headlamps.

Wish I brought: None.



Handsome guy, with Chocorua to the right of the photo.


Looking at one of the Sisters, and Chocorua is to the upper left.


Pano from the top of Middle Sister. Chocorua is the tall Mt on the left.


I didnt' even think to try opening the door, although I am sure I have seen in from the top of the structure.



Tiny little critter trail. Saw quite a few trails scattered on the top of the ridge. Also saw a lot of bunny tracks.


Chocorua from Middle Sister. You know, I have another shot from Middle Sister, and it was in the winter as well. Maybe next time it will be a shot in the summer.


Crossroads on the way down.

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