|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Middle Tripyramid, North Tripyramid, NH|
||Sabbaday Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Pine Bend Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, January 15, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lots of shoulder by the Pine Bend Brook trailhead. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Several river crossings on both the Sabbaday Brook and Pine Bend Brook trails, but easily crossed even with snowshoes. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Don't have a dog but saw a couple of very happy pups! |
|Lost and Found:
||Amazing weather and trail conditions were good enough for an amazing day of hiking the Tripyramids. Hardly any wind at the summits and some light snow made the hike scenic and wintery. |
My one complaint would be the large number of postholes along the Sabbaday Brook Trail. Please, if you are planning on hiking the Whites in the winter consider investing in some snowshoes for your safety and the safety of fellow hikers. Postholes can be dangerous when covered by snow, and generally make for an annoying hike.
Sabbaday Brook Trail was in decent shape but the snow was pretty loose and granular on the second half of the ascent. The Ridge between Middle and North Tripyramid summits was in much better shape, as was nearly all of Pine Bend Brook Trail. Didn't have a sled but slid down a few sections on my butt where the trail was smooth and steep.
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.