Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Whiteface, East Sleeper, West Sleeper, South Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, North Tripyramid, NH
Trails: Downes Brook Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail, Rollins Trail, East Sleeper Spur, herd path, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Sabbaday Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, August 29, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Spotted one car at Sabbaday Brook, and the other at Downes Brook. Much tourist activity at the falls on our exit, a few vehicles still remained at Downes Brook. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings were hoppable at current water levels. Downes Brook crossings all straightforward, Sabbaday Brook not as much, but doable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Many blowdowns along the route, mostly of the stepover variety. Most blowdowns seen on Sabbaday Brook, with several duck-unders. What a great amount of work went into reopening Kate Sleeper Trail! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one with its owner on the Tripyramids, having a good time. 
Bugs: Negligible.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: After hitting Church Pond, Ashley and I headed across the street. Downes Brook Trail was a joy, easy to moderate grades throughout, and great footing all around. Went up and hit Whiteface, because it was there, and continued along Kate Sleeper Trail, hitting the spur path for East Sleeper, and finding the short herd path to West Sleeper. Great views from the South Slide, and decent views from Middle and North. After the initial steep section, Sabbaday Brook was a decent exit. Saw four people and one canine on this gorgeous Friday. Congratulations to Ashley on some more redlining!

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Name: Bill Robichaud 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-08-29 
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