|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, NH|
||Livermore Trail, Scaur Ridge Trail, Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt.Tripyramid Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, December 27, 2014|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Second car in lot at 7:45, dozens on return at 2:00 |
||Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Avalanche Brook was slightly submerged rock hoppable |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Upper Pine Bend Brook is a mess |
||Tucker had a great time with no issues. |
|Lost and Found:
||Groomed corduroy to the service road. From here, Livermore has been untouched since before the rains. Prior to the rain, 3-4 bare booters left post holes the width of the trail. Crusty snow that sometimes supported me in snowshoes, and sometimes not. Tiring on the ankles, with the rotted post holes, you always broke through at a bad angle. Scaur Ridge untouched since who knows when. Crust was harder and was able to fly up this beautiful trail. Following the actual trail is difficult at the top due to debris and ice chucks covering the entire forest floor. Just went straight for the ridge and came out very near the intersection. Found upper Pine Bend to be a real pain. More debris, ice chucks, poorly placed blow downs. Snow shoes worked, but spikes may have been easier. Swapped to spikes for the ridge and this worked, more debris and following the actual trail was difficult but not necessary. Note this if following my tracks. South slide was a hoot. A little bit of everything. Rotten frozen post holes, soft waist deep mashed potatoes, hard slick ice, bare rocks. Logging road back to Livermore Road was again difficult due to old boot tracks and moose and deer post holes over thin and thick crust. Some bare ground a and rocks where wet. Brook crossings were easy, with the last big crossing done by stepping on slightly submerged rocks.|
Strong knees and ankles recommended for this route.
Played frogger with cross country skiers the last couple miles. Most were very friendly, some not so much.
||Dave K. and Tucker |
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.