Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, Waterville Flume, NH
Trails: Livermore Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Pine Bend Brook Trail, Scaur Ridge Trail, Old Skidder Trail, Flume Brook Trail, Greeley Ponds Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, July 16, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Depot Camp. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The crossings of Avalanche Brook on Tripyramid Trail, and the Mad River on the former section of Greeley Ponds Trail were both easy hops at current water levels. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of step over and duck under blowdowns on Scaur Ridge. As Becca reported the other day, Flume Brook Trail is becoming filled in with birch deadfall, but is otherwise easy to follow... even the washout is fairly easy to negotiate. Too bad they closed the trail, as it travels through a very scenic corner of the forest. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Pretty much non-existent, the cool temps and the breezes up high kept them away.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Picked the perfect day to go and do the Tripyramids with Anya (she got #'s 29 and 30!). Great conditions up the slide, and across to Middle Peak. Went back to north and descended Scaur Ridge Trail back to Livermore. Then took Livermore to Old Skidder, went to the Flume, and out on the closed Flume Brook Trail, and bits of Greeley Ponds Trail. I'm no expert, but Flume Brook Trail looks like it wouldn't have taken that much work to fix... there were way bigger washouts (not to mention multiple washouts) on Dry River Trail, and they fixed that one! I can see the crossing at the former Knights Bridge being problematic in higher water conditions, so maybe that's more of the driver than anything else. Either way, great day out enjoying the slide and the lesser traveled bits in Waterville.  
Name: Bill Robichaud 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-07-17 
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