Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails: Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, bushwhack, Kate Sleeper Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, November 28, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Picked up (and threw away) the lone Croc that has been hanging out at Pine Bend Brook TH for the past month plus... 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy rock hops. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are a number of leaners and a few crawl-under blowdowns on Kate Sleeper, Rollins, and upper Dicey's that weren't there last month. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There is a lost-and-found milk crate at Ferncroft if anyone dropped anything on the trails in that area. 
Comments: As others have noted, twas a spectacular day in the Whites!

Pine Bend Brook Trail had some icy spots. I barebooted up but would have worn spikes if descending. Mt. Tripyramid Trail had some icy spots as well, but I continued to bareboot. Others likely would feel more comfortable in light traction.

Bushwhacked directly off the summit of South Tri, making a beeline for Kate Sleeper Trail. Bushwhack is a relatively easy 0.2 miles, cuts off a short bit of mileage and elevation and totally avoids the South Slide.

Kate Sleeper Trail was LOADED with moose tracks, 90% of its distance. Saw at least 3 distinct foot sizes, including probably the largest moose prints--and most widely spaced!--that I've ever seen. I really wanted to see that guy. ;p

Having ascended Dicey's Mill Trail from Ferncroft, Fancypants met me about halfway across Rollins and we climbed Passaconaway together. Achieving this summit was eventful on two counts: it was the last peak for November in my SYG quest (one month to go!) and it marked the completion of GRID #2 for me. We downed a celebratory beverage, put on spikes, and headed down. :)  
Name: Snowflea 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-11-29 
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