|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, NH|
||Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, November 28, 2015|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked right at the trailhead off the Kanc; only one other car there. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Something like 12 stream crossings along the way, most with rocks and I think one with logs. All fairly easy as long as you plan your path. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||About a dozen blowdowns, most easily passable but others require some maneuvering. A couple of them will also make you question if you're still going the right way.
A few areas where there were formerly logs across muddy areas no longer have those logs.
The carin on North Tripyramid looks really sad! It's maybe 4 rocks and they were not arranged in a stack.
Sometimes blazes can be scarce and with the leaves covering the ground be really careful to make sure you're going the right way. There are a lot of 'phantom trails' that seem right but eventually lead to dead ends. |
|Lost and Found:
||I consider myself a strong hiker, but this one really had me worried at times today. That first big blowdown had me convinced I had already gone the wrong way only 5m into the trip! (Which I of course laughed about later) The crossings and mud wasn't awful, but there are a few times you'll have to really pick your steps. The leaves were slippery, the roots were slipper, and the rocks were very slippery after having some rain the previous day; I did a lot of scrambling, double stepping, and even some crab walking on the way down to be extra careful.|
Twice I managed to get myself off the proper trail today: Once because I followed an old blaze marking that ended up being a dead end, and another because I followed what looked like trail, only to have it be a dead end while the proper trail had no blaze in sight. If you don't see a blaze for 3-4 minutes consider doubling back and making sure you're headed the right way.
All that said the whole trip took about 4.5 hours; it was a foggy and viewless day but I'm happy to cross another two off the list!
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.