|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH|
||Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail, Walden Trail, Square Ledge Trail, Passaconaway Cutoff, Oliverian Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, October 25, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Both pre- and post-hike, snow was sticking over Kancamagus Pass--a mile or so on each side--which made for slow going. Time for snow tires already? |
||Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Easy rock hops |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Threw a bunch of branches off trails today. It's been windy. |
|Lost and Found:
||Found a nice hiking pole on Walden Trail coming off Passaconaway. ||
||After almost two weeks in warm, dry New Mexico, we arrived back home to *WINTER!* |
Snow showers and intermittently cold, gusty winds all day. Didn't see another soul out there--haven't been able to say that since, what... early May? Fancypants was happy since it was cold enough that he once again got to wear some of his flashy leggings. ;p
Pine Bend Brook had a trace of snow from the start, increasing to just an inch or two up high. (In contrast, was a good 6 inches on Cannon on 10/24, FYI.) There were some tricky icy rocks to maneuver higher up on PBB and MTT. We carried spikes but personally never felt the need to wear them. Would recommend bringing them, however, especially with the precip-freeze forecast.
Top of South Slide was a teensy bit sketchy due to hidden icy spots. Should've done the direct 0.3 mile bushwhack off South Tri, but FP was wearing a new jacket that I didn't want him to risk ripping so we stuck to the (longer & more up and downy) trail.
Kate Sleeper was a joy as usual. :) Some moose tracks up there. Walden Trail off Passaconaway was the iciest and most difficult trail today. Lots of tree grabbing and butt scooching down--weren't we doing this just a couple months ago??!! The nice thing about descending Walden-Square Ledge-P Cutoff-Oliverian is that the trail surface keeps getting easier as one descends.
Thanks FP for another fun day in the mtns.
||Snowflea & Fancypants |
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.