Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, NH
Trails: Livermore Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Pine Bend Brook Trail, Scaur Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, August 18, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We arrived at the Livermore Trail off Tripoli Road at about 9 AM and found it strangely almost empty. Then we noticed the signs posted saying "Livermore Trail Closed"...$5000 fine....What is going on? So we asked some trail crew workers there and they said that there is some construction of some kind going on at this end of the road/trail and hiking is prohibited during the week (Saturday and Sunday ok). They also told us their work was unrelated to this construction but that they would be driving up Livermore Road/Trail to construct a new trail that was an extension of the Scaur Trail, connecting to the Old Skidder Trail, as part of the Old Skidder Trail was being decommissioned, I believe due to Irene damage. So we implemented Plan B and decided to approach the Tripyramids from the other end of the Livermore Trail, off the Kanc. We drove over there and parked at that trailhead. There is no actual parking lot there, but a fair amount of room to park on the shoulder of 112. There was one other car when we got there, and no one else when we got back.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No difficult crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns, chiefly on Scaur Ridge Trail. Could be stepped over, and at least one duckunder. Scaur Ridge Trail, and Livermore Trail could use some brushing as the season's growth is starting to close in. The arrow sign mentioned in the AMC guide where you turn from the "grassy gravel logging road" that is the northern end of the Livermore trail into the woods has fallen over apparently because the post has rotted. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Met one dog on the trail. Owner thoughtfully held dog in place by collar till we passed. Good trail etiquette for sure.  
Bugs: No problem here.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a red pack cover on the North Slide. If it is yours, email me.  
Comments: Great trip with Lone Wolf. We hiked from the northern end of the Livermore Trail. It is clearly does not get a lot of use. The lower part that is the "grassy gravel logging road" is a bit overgrown with some picker bushes. The part that goes up the dry brook bed is full of nasty mossy slippery rocks. Livermore Pass is, as the AMC guide says, "very muddy". We did not lose our boots but there were a few places where missteps happened and we sunk a bit. The trail was not hard to follow however. And sure enough, when we got to the junction with Old Skidder Trail, there was a 4-wheeler with a passenger trailer parked there for the contract workers building the new trail. They also had a pickup truck parked at the junction of Livermore Road/Trail and the north end of the Mt Tripyramid Trail. The North Slide was mostly dry and was fun and horrifying at the same time. We did not see any other hikers until we were hiking between the North and Middle summits. We saw a total of 8 hikers, and a dog. It appeared that most or all of them had come up Sabbaday Brook Trail. Beautiful weather and a great hike. The North Slide is of course a White Mountain Classic.  
Name: greatoz 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-08-18 
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