Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, West Sleeper, East Sleeper, NH
Trails: Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail, Downes Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Downes Brook TH, necessary to park along the road at the Pine Bend Brook TH (there was enough room to get the car well off the road). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock Hopping on far too many to keep track of. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Downes Brook Tr could use a complete re-routing because of the extreme wash outs from the last few years major storms. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one very happy Chocolate Lab. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: It was a terrific day in the woods with Karen Maineri and John Buckley. All of the trails are lacking or have very faded markers especially at key points. The WODC (I believe they are responsible for Kate Sleeper Tr) did a fantastic job of cutting the massive blow downs along this wonderful trail. The Downs Brook Tr is in great need of repair after wash outs and erosion. My opinion is that it should be re-routed to one side of the brook (either will do) to avoid the 10+ water crossings. This trail would be impassible during high-water times.  
Name: FranM 
E-Mail: maineri at metrocast dot net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-09-17 
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