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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Middle Tripyramid, North Tripyramid, NH
Trails
Trails: Sabbaday Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plowed lot empty at 8 am 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The recent cold temperatures were on our side! All of the water crossings are manageable, either by rock hopping or stable bridges.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: no dogs, no bugs and no other hikers today. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We starting out on a packed trail that was well traveled by tourist. Other hikers had broken out up to 2.5 miles of Sabbaday Brook Trail. At roughly 2200 feet the trail goes straight or takes a right down into drainage - stay right. It was near this fork where others had turned back.
Navigation was challenging and the last 500 feet of elevation we did a ton of slide backs - one step forward and 4 steps worth of sliding backward, over and over. The crew got ahead of me breaking over a foot and I just kept sinking. At one point I saw 2 feet of snow knocked off the trail and I was still sinking up to my knee. Once I starting hauling myself up with branches and trees and got out of the trench things got easier. Thanks to a solid group with a positive attitude - Dot, Rick, and Billy.

All that matters is the Tris are broken out - bring your snowshoes, you'll need them. The ridge is a sidewalk.

As a side note, the snowbanks are sky-high near Pine Bend Brook Trail, so no option for parking there. The lot for the Osceolas looks well driven on and easy to get in and out.  
Name
Name: Rachel 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ball one three one one at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-01-16 
Link
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