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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, West Sleeper, East Sleeper, NH
Trails
Trails: Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail, East Sleeper Spur, Downes Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 19, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 112 is all good 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Downe's brook is filled with them (20+?); all rock hoppable, but be ready to do it a bunch of times. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Pine Bind was all good, as was the Tripyramid trail. Kate Sleeper trail is in very good condition as well, as long as you don't mind stepping over many, many piles of moose poop. We had to bail on our plan at 11 am due to thunderstorms, so that's where Downe's Brook came in; the first .25-.5 mi heading down from the Sleeper-Downe's junction is in VERY rough shape. HUGE blow down after huge blow down. Multiple duck unders, step-overs, many that snagged shirts/pants/packs, and some that we had to totally bushwhack around. I don't know what happened, but it needs a ton of work. Hard to follow in some spots due to poor blazing--be sure to look for cairns at all water crossings. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw none, but there wasn't many people out this day anyway. Could do it though. 
Bugs
Bugs: Not bad as long as you keep moving, but bug spray is a plus 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
 
Comments
Comments: Would suggest that you avoid Downe's Brook whenever possible right now. We only did it because I didn't want to be up on top of Whiteface in the middle of a T-Storm. However, it was an enjoyable hike aside from the 30 mins of dodging blowdowns in the pouring rain.  
Name
Name: Nate Weeks 
E-Mail
E-Mail: npweeks@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-07-24 
Link
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