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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail, Walden Trail, Square Ledge Trail, Passaconaway Cutoff, Oliverian Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Both pre- and post-hike, snow was sticking over Kancamagus Pass--a mile or so on each side--which made for slow going. Time for snow tires already? 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Threw a bunch of branches off trails today. It's been windy. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a nice hiking pole on Walden Trail coming off Passaconaway.  
 
Comments
Comments: After almost two weeks in warm, dry New Mexico, we arrived back home to *WINTER!*

Snow showers and intermittently cold, gusty winds all day. Didn't see another soul out there--haven't been able to say that since, what... early May? Fancypants was happy since it was cold enough that he once again got to wear some of his flashy leggings. ;p

Pine Bend Brook had a trace of snow from the start, increasing to just an inch or two up high. (In contrast, was a good 6 inches on Cannon on 10/24, FYI.) There were some tricky icy rocks to maneuver higher up on PBB and MTT. We carried spikes but personally never felt the need to wear them. Would recommend bringing them, however, especially with the precip-freeze forecast.

Top of South Slide was a teensy bit sketchy due to hidden icy spots. Should've done the direct 0.3 mile bushwhack off South Tri, but FP was wearing a new jacket that I didn't want him to risk ripping so we stuck to the (longer & more up and downy) trail.

Kate Sleeper was a joy as usual. :) Some moose tracks up there. Walden Trail off Passaconaway was the iciest and most difficult trail today. Lots of tree grabbing and butt scooching down--weren't we doing this just a couple months ago??!! The nice thing about descending Walden-Square Ledge-P Cutoff-Oliverian is that the trail surface keeps getting easier as one descends.

Thanks FP for another fun day in the mtns.  
Name
Name: Snowflea & Fancypants 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-10-28 
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