|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyamid, West Sleeper, East Sleeper, Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH|
||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:
||Saturday, March 19, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All doable and relatively easy |
|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!! |
|Lost and Found:
||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!!
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.