|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, NH|
||Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, December 27, 2013|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plows carved out a wide opening on both sides of the road at the trailhead, parking for at least ten cars. |
||Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Two water crossing rock hoppable, some snow bridges not fully formed yet. All doable without getting your feet wet |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Two duck unders and a few step overs. Nothing major. |
||Didn't see any dogs today, but with the steepness and underlying ice it was a challenge for humans. |
|Lost and Found:
||Light snow on and off today, some blue sky's when we summited. Traction is the word of the day. As soon as the first steep section is hit, you will need it. Most of us wore Hillsounds, one had MSR snowshoes, and some crampons.|
The ice was blue and very hard, full crampons were working better. Hillsounds did not grab.
There were many ares were there was just exposed rock under the fluffy snow.
Snowshoes were not cutting it, person went to Microspikes and got no traction.
Descent was the trickiest time of the hike, I had Hillsounds on and on the way down from Middle before the trail junction with Scaur, I took a fall, no bite on the ice.
Good group helped me with getting all of gear on, they pushed pulled me for a little while, dud some butt sledding down the steep parts and shuffled out the level parts. Had someone helping me in front ant back the whole way. 5 hours for the last 3+ miles.
Thankfully not a cold night, out in headlamps at 8:30 PM, a 12 hour day.
There probably needs to be another storm or two to get more snow to cover the ice.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.