|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, NH|
||Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Sabbaday Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, April 7, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Sabbaday was blowed out and you needed to climb to get to the trailhead up a snowbank. Not surprisingly Pine Bend wasn't plowed and you had to climb it as well. No where to park at pine bend. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Water crossing are mostly exposed. There are a few snow bridges in place, but I got wet on the very last one. It is very sketchy out there. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||This was a lot longer day than i had planned. There was a visible monorail which helped a lot, and I did find existing snow shoe tracks on the way up, but was struggling with all of the ice falling of trees (I got hit in the head), and walking through branches. There were drifts at the summit that made me lose the trail in some cases. Water crossings were manageable on the way up, on the way through sabbaday it was a bit of a nightmare. |
Both trails had at least 2-3 inches of new snow that I had to trailbreak and at higher elevations with drifting it was often 6-12 inches. Between North and Middle was a piece of cake and the easiest part, but it was more frozen over. No views at all.
Very hard to find any trail at the summit, and I ended up bushwhacking more than I'd care to admit. It was grueling and took tons of energy. After hitting the "flatter" part of the trail heading down sabbaday it was more manageable and I stuck with an existing monorail that I could see. The water crossings were ridiculous and I probably crossed more than I needed to. I was soaked head to toe from rain drizzle, and snow at the summit. April gave me a rude awakening!
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.