Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, NH
Trails: Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, December 28, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The parking-strip across the road from the trailhead was well-plowed back and there is good room for at least 6-7 cars. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Half a dozen crossings have open water and are not well bridged. Rockhopping and wet snowshoes are unavoidable. With 1-2ft of snow on the banks we did some sliding but the crossing should now be more accessible.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 3-4 blowdowns but they are easy enough to bypass or step-over.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Hard work for Cinnilla in the deep snow but she soldiered on despite our slow progress on the ascent. It was impossible to avoid wet paws at the crossings and some dogs may not like that. Trail is better packed now but the upper sections will still be hard work for the dogs.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Steve Corcoran, Cinnilla and I had hard day breaking trail all the way.

3 other cars pulled into the parking area at exactly the same time as we did. We got going first and eventually expected the others to catch up with us and share the trail-breaking - but they never did. From the tracks we could establish that all others (not sure now many) had turned around at North Tripyramid.

With 2ft of snow on most of the steep sections - and sometimes 3ft drifts it was hard work but the trail is now well broken out. The lower section is well-packed, the steep section to North Tripyramid less so and the section between the 2 peaks even less so as not others went that far. However, the snow between the 2 peaks is harder and less troublesome.

We snowshoed "door-to-door" and it is the only reasonable method for now.  
Name: LongMark 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-12-28 
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