|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, NH|
||Livermore Road, Mt. Tripyramid Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, September 1, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Livermore trail parking is easy to get to. Passes are available at the lot for $5 cash or check. |
||Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Several water crossings, however the water levels were low. Easy rock hopping to cross. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||There are a few areas where the the trail erosion is obvious. Specifically, at the top of the north slide, and south slide. Slippery sand and loose rock makes the climb and descent somewhat difficult. There are a few trees blocking the trail after descending the main part of the south slide. Easy to jump over. The trail is not well marked by blazes or carins, but in general, follow the cleared rocks and you'll be fine. |
||Dogs are able to use this trail. I would be cautious when deciding to bring a dog up the north slide. An agile, athletic dog that has done hikes in the white mountains would likely have no issue. Personally, I left my dog at home for this one because it was the first time on the north slide. |
||Not really an issue. We sprayed out boots before heading out, but the bugs didn't seem too bad. |
|Lost and Found:
||This was the first time hiking the tripyramids and we chose to ascend the north slide and descend the south slide. First, it is a great hike and its highly recommended for those who want an adventure and are not phased by steepness and exposure. It is not as steep or "scary" as Hungtington's Ravine Trail on Washington, but certainly there are spots where they are comparable. Saturday (9/1) was dry, but there are still some slick spots at the bottom of the slide that are mossy. Just watch your footing as you go. As you climb, the moss is less of an issue. Follow the trail upwards until you hit the large carin, and go immediately to the left. The trail is hidden and not well marked. Make sure to find a good rock to sit and look at the view behind you. It's spectacular.|
1. Some of the rock on the lower slabs on the north slide crack off easily.
2. When the trail opens to a large boulder field/scramble, rocks are easily dislodged. If you are in a group, leave plenty of space between hikers, and stagger (i.e., don't hike directly behind another hiker). If rocks dislodge, yell down to lower hikers to prevent someone from being hit. Some rocks are small, but it's just as easy to dislodge a rock that could do a lot more damage.
3. Do not descend the north slide, or hike when raining/wet.
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.