|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Scaur Peak, North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, Fool Killer, NH|
||Route 112, Pine Bend Brook Trail, herd path, Scaur Ridge Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Sabbaday Brook Trail, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, July 14, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty @ Sabbaday Falls lot @ 6:30 AM. Occasional spaces opening and filling mid-afternoon - though a few vehicles were parked along the Kanc. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||None of the crossings on Pine Bend Brook Trail of Sabbaday Falls Trail were an issue today. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||All junctions signed. Inside Sandwich Range Wilderness blazing is old and spotty and a few old and easy step overs are present - in other words typical. |
||Didn't see any today. |
||Only a few small flies making nuisances of themselves when I stopped to throw my feet into the brook at the end of my hike. |
|Lost and Found:
||Found: lots of flagging tape - see below for details. ||
||Trails are mostly dry with the other conditions mixed in every once in a while. All in good shape otherwise.|
Got the road walk out of the way early as a warm up rather than a mini-slog at the end. Pine Bend Brook Trail is steep and rough once inside Wilderness and then moderates approaching Scaur Ridge Trail. Just before the junction the herd path to Scaur Peak is easily followed all the way to the high point save for a couple hobblebush patches. The sign is gone but holes in the tree and a slight diagonal impression are noticeable. Once back on the trail I rode the roller coaster up and over North Peak then up and back Middle Peak only because it was so close. Descending Sabbaday Falls Trail I predetermined to whack NE up to the Fool Killer's ridge - then SE to the summit - at a point just before the trail started to head south. When I got to that area I took a bearing and headed down a brook bank then up the other side - where I was greeted with yellow flagging tape - lots of it and all exactly in my intended line. This continued all the way to the summit which was a giant buzzkill. Funny thing though: when I descended it all vanished...imagine that. The hike out on Sabbaday Brook Trail was gradual and pleasant - I like the sights and sounds of running water anyhow so I was pretty happy. I took the falls path near the end - falls are running well and the area looks great!
Not too many people on the ridge - I'd guess maybe 15 or so up high and just a couple others at lower elevations - until I got to the falls where many were enjoying Ma Nature's creation. This was one of those hikes where I try to match the trek for the weather: since there aren't any sweeping views anywhere on this route I felt it was a good one for the cloudy and damp conditions. As far as that goes the route matched the weather well. Within minutes of getting back to the lot it started to sprinkle which then turned to rain - so I guess it matched my timing pretty well also.
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.