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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyamid, West Sleeper, East Sleeper, Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, bushwhack, Kate Sleeper Trail, Downes Brook Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail, East Spur Loop, Walden Trail, Passaconaway Cutoff, Oliverian Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 19, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All doable and relatively easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Every time I traverse the Kate Sleeper Trail, am amazed at the huge blowdown patch and super appreciative of those who cleared it!! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Barebooted for the first couple miles on PBB, then spikes the rest of the way. Tri's were less icy than Whiteface to finish, while Kate Sleeper was an ice-free (except for one bulge) joy. Not knowing what condition KST was in, I carried snowshoes all dang day but never needed them as the temps remained below freezing. There were faint tracks from a few days (?) ago on KST.

I did the 0.3 mile short(cut!) bushwhack off South Tri in order to avoid the two slide sections. Have done this BW 3 times now, and it is my preferred route when the slides are icy. Rollins, up/down Passaconaway, and P Cutoff had some very icy sections which added a bit of time to the descent.

Shout out to Lahouts in Lincoln for exchanging broken Hillsounds hassle free. Huge thanks!!  
Name
Name: Snowflea 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-03-20 
Link
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