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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, West Sleeper, East Sleeper, Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail, Walden Trail, Square Ledge Trail, Passaconaway Cutoff, Oliverian Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: lots of it 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all manageable by rock hopping without getting too creative or wet feet 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Kate Sleeper was in very nice shape, and seems to have most blow downs cleared since my last visit.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any 
Bugs
Bugs: None today 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found the bottom half of a trekking pole on Pine Bend Brook, email if it's important.  
 
Comments
Comments: Mt Tripyramid Trail has a patchy monorail after the junction with Scaur Ridge Trail, we managed to wait on traction until half a mile before the summit of North where we spiked up from there. On the ridge the monorail was roughly a 8-12 inches and stable or non-existent.

Most of the snow was on the KST and it was a similar theme. Areas with 8-24 inches and then completely dry trail. We bare booted the KST with ease by stepping into the postholes, and I was happy how stable and firm it was, not sinking at all :)

Surprised at how dry most of the trails were today. The temperature was perfection and the sun wasn't too warm, no wind. Once off KST smooth sailing the rest of the way.

I enjoy this traverse and appreciate how these trails are some of the cleanest! Saw 15 others and it was great to see Tara, Gypsyhiker and Kim. Good day out with Al  
Name
Name: Rachel 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ball one three one one at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-05-21 
Link
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