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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Passaconaway, Mt. Whiteface, East Sleeper, West Sleeper, South Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, North Tripyramid, NH
Trails
Trails: Oliverain Brook Trail, Passaconaway Cutoff, Square Ledge Trail, Walden Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail, Rollins Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Pine Bend Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 10, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All are rock hopable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Pemi had a fun day out. Did awesome on all the ice. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Decided to hike this traverse from Oliverian Brook Trail to Pine Bend Brook. We usually do it in reverse. A challenging hike either way due to conditions now. Started in old micros. On and off ice for a couple miles. Once on Passaconaway Cut off, more significant ice flows. Switched to Hillsounds. Major ice on Walden to Passaconaway. Used K10 crampons on the descent from Passaconaway. Sunshine used K10 crampons on Rollins since her Hillsounds were dull. Bobcat and Gypsy Hiker wore sharp Hillsounds. Saw a barebooter in sneakers - no idea how he managed!? Kate Sleeper Trail was a joy...Hillsounds worked well. The South Slide was snow and ice free until back in the woods. Put Hillsounds on to South Peak. Quickly put on crampons for descent and kept them on until Scar Ridge. Some fresh snow helied cushion the ice. Used Hillsounds and crampons for final descent. Shortly after Wilderness sign on Pine Bend Brook, trail is bare. Pleasant to bareboot from there. Saw a group of five doing the traverse in the opposite direction. An epic adventure!  
Name
Name: Sunshine and Bobcat 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Loriinnes7380@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-10 
Link
Link: http:// 
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