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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, NH
Trails
Trails: Livermore Road, Scaur Ridge Trail, Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, December 26, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns on Scaur Ridge Trail, but with a couple more feet of snow (which we might get this winter!), might not be an issue. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Livermore is a nice groomed x-country ski trail to start. Grooming stops at bridge about 2.2 miles in, easy to bareboot or use light traction. After that, there is a snowshoe track, but it had been chopped up by barebooting up to the north end of the Mt. Tripyramid Trail. We smoothed it out the best we could with snowshoes. From there to the Scaur Ridge Trail junction had a good snowshoe track going and was easy until about .3 or .4 miles from the junction, where the previous hikers had turned around. Trail was unbroken from there to the ridge. We broke through 8" of powder to start and up to 18" as we got closer to Pine Bend Trail. Seemed like it was worse the higher the we got. Thankfully, Pine Bend was broken out and at least a few more pair of snowshoes continued to keep that trail smooth, including Alton and friends (nice to see them out!). Very few rocks and very little ice showing on the steep section of Pine Bend ascending to North Tripyramid, really nice to have some of those ledges covered with snow this year. Pine Bend/Mt. Tripyramid Trail nicely packed until the junction with Sabbaday Brook Trail, then steeper sections heading to Middle Tripyramid were drifted and/or unbroken. Hard to tell which, but Alton and crew helped us out tremendously by laying a nice track - thanks so much! Trip back to the car much easier with broken out trails and that nice grooming down on the LIvermore Trail. That route should be good until the next snowstorm.

Had some tough spots, but still had a great day out with Ethan!  
Name
Name: SBanks 
E-Mail
E-Mail: summersetbanks@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-12-26 
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