Mt Chocorua, at 3,490 feet, is not quite a 4000-footer. But in hiking up it, you experience an elevation change of about 2500 feet, similar to many of the 4000-footers. For example, the hike up Mt Osceola is only about 2000 feet.
|Jim Liberty cabin is wrapped in chains to prevent the roof from flying off|
Yesterday I did this hike via the Liberty Trail. I got nearly perfect weather for hiking: almost no wind, and crisp fall temperatures (35-40 F or so, I think).
The first 2 miles of the trail were not exciting. It was very muddy in spots, and completely covered in deep piles of leaves. But the top made up for it!
|View from ledges just below the summit of Mt Chocrua|
|Looks like an opportunity for some slabby rock climbing!|
|USGS marker at the summit|