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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks East Sleeper, West Sleeper, South Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, NH
Trails
Trails: Downes Brook Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Sabbaday Brook Trail, Route 112
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, August 20, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Downes Brook/Potash/UNH parking area Sunday afternoon, not full. Not a fee parking area anymore it appears.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None of the 10 crossings of Downes Brook were particularly difficult. Same with crossings on Sabbaday Brook.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Occasional blowdowns but could be stepped over. Upper part of Downes Brook Trail could use some brushing due to hobblebush. The Hurricane Sandy blowdown area on the Kate Sleeper trail is now becoming overgrown due to increased sunlight and could use some serious brushing. Some of the encroaching vegetation is thorny raspberry bushes. Trekking poles useful for pushing these away. Raspberries were good however.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Mostly bug-free. Not a problem.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost a basket from one of my new trekking poles between the 5th and 6th crossing of Downes Brook. I think I got spares (that I have found in the past). 
 
Comments
Comments: Nice two day loop over the Sleepers and a couple of the Tripyramids. Hardly saw anyone else except for people on the Mt. Tripyramid trail doing the standard Tri loop. Great weather, thanks for a nice trip, Lone Wolf.  
Name
Name: greatoz 
E-Mail
E-Mail: greatoz.tz...gmail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-08-21 
Link
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