|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH|
||Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, bushwhack, Kate Sleeper Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, November 28, 2016|
|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... |
||Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All easy rock hops. |
|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. |
|Lost and Found:
||There is a lost-and-found milk crate at Ferncroft if anyone dropped anything on the trails in that area. ||
||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. :)
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.