Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, Mt. Whiteface (attempt), NH
Trails: Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail, Downes Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 13, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow/Ice - Small Patches, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All 10 water crossings on Downes Brook Tr are difficult to impassable. All required ankle to knee deep submersion, most are scarcely marked. Pine Bend Brook was easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Kate Sleeper Trail from East Sleeper to Downes Brook Trail is DESTROYED ! Hundreds of major blowdowns apparently from winter storms. It took 2 1/2 hours to travel 1/2 mile. A crawl-under, climb-over obstacle course. Upper Downes Brook Trail still has thigh deep snow in places. all water crossings were difficult and much of the lower trail is a washed out, unmarked mess. Pine Bend Brook and Tripyramid are in good shape, still some ice and snow on North facing slopes. Crampons were helpful but snowshoes would have been unecessary excess weight. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: A few black flies early but none on the trail 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Kate Sleeper Trail from East Sleeper to Downes Brook is obliterated. Some one tried to clear parts of the trail but obviously gave up as the scope of the damage became evident. Avoid this trail !  
Name: Seven Stitches & the Goat 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-05-14 
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