Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, NH
Trails: Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 18, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Better parking on North side of Kanc today. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All fairly easily crossed with a few slightly submerged or icy rocks. Report from another hiker saying crossing of Avalanche Brook at bottom of Mt. Tripyramid Tr. was difficult. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One dog seen today. Some may have problems with ice in the steeps. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Used microspikes from first brook crossing until back to road. Worked well with a few slight slips on hard hidden ice on the way down. 3 other hikers from Kanc side--2 with crampons, 1 with stablicers I believe. Hiker doing the slides loop obviously had crampons and said he had a few anxious moments. Snowshoes extra baggage at this point. Some bare spots down lower and 2 or 3 inches maximum up higher. All hard crusted with spots of ice which were mostly visible making it possible to carefully walk through. A dusting to 3" of snow would likely make crampons a better choice. Another great day to be out.  
Name: franco 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-12-18 
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