Trip report

BBTS Chocorua's Revenge

Full Day Hike DATE: 02/25/2024 - 02/25/2024

Trip/Event Location: WMNF, NH

Trip Leader(s): nhclimber03264

Max # People: 25

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Strenuous

Mount Chocorua: elevation (highest point) 3478 ft, distance to highest is 5.8 miles, total trip distance approx. 9.7 miles.

This trip is considered STRENUOUS. Please note that this hike will have a

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

The group will meet at the Champney Falls / Bolles trailhead at 8 am and depart at 8:20 am

The parking lot is located on the Kancamagus Highway (aka Route 112). Distance from Interstate 93 is 24.7 miles, and from Route 16 Conway is 10.5 miles. Arrive early, a very popular trail for hikers and ice climbers, and parking is difficult/limited in the winter.

Trip Report/Photos
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JT led an epic 10-mile, 7-hour winter hike up Chocorua today.  The five of us met promptly at the Champney Falls trailhead, off the Kanc highway, at 8 am.  The temperature was a balmy 6 degrees, but the sun was warm and the air was (thankfully) breezeless.  We followed the Bolles Trail for about four miles.  The trail was well-packed and easy to follow.  After making a sharp left onto Bee Line Trail, we came across looser snow as we began to ascend.  Breaking trail and succumbing to the occasional posthole slowed our pace a little, but spirited conversation moved us forward with ease.  Eventually, we merged with a snowmobile-packed section of trail and picked our pace up again.  As we climbed, we saw tracks of rabbits, moose, and bobcats.  We even came across a tree with several large holes drilled out dramatically by a woodpecker hunting ants.   The grade became steeper and icy in spots, and the group banded together to help as needed.   The summit of Chocorua did not disappoint.  We had clear views of the Ossipee caldera, Carrigain, Hancock, Passaconaway, and, of course, Washington, among others.  After a quick bite, we started our descent and caught up with Bobcat and his husband John on their way down, partly on foot and partly on sled.  :)  We arrived back at the parking lot at 3 pm, a little sore but grateful for the experience.  Thank you so much, JT, for a fantastic day!


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