|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, NH|
||Sabbaday Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, January 19, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Sabbaday Falls lot was well plowed. Spots available early morning and mid-afternoon. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Because of the excellent routing of those who broke and packed Sabbaday Brook Trail this week - and the conditions - the crossings were a non-issue. The more significant crossings were ice-bridged today. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A couple of fallen trees along the way with a few other benders and tangled messes. None of these are a real big problem - more like nuisances. The trail sign at the junction is mostly buried with snow already so it will probably be fully buried after the storm. |
||Didn't see any. |
||Didn't see any. |
|Lost and Found:
||First of all: a big thanks to the folks who broke and packed Sabbaday Brook Trail...well done!|
Secondly: this report won't mean a thing after the incoming storm tonight/tomorrow...but here it goes anyway...
It appeared that a couple inches of new snow covered SBT. From the lot I wore Hillsound crampons and the trail underneath was more or less supportive. However as I ascended it started to edge toward less so after a couple of miles the snowshoes came off my pack and went onto my feet. I left them on the rest of day save for some glissading/sliding down the steeps of SBT just below the junction. This guilty pleasure made up for the ascent of that section as the trail cover was in the 3+ inch neighborhood and there was plenty of sliding backwards. Once onto the ridge I was apparently the first one up there today so I made tracks up to North peak and then to Middle peak. On the way out I took a detour to visit the falls - which were mostly covered in ice but still a nice area.
I was surprised how quiet it was here today. I had the entire ascent and both peaks to myself and only encountered 5 others coming up as I was descending. Viewpoints at the summits were wonderful. I know the temps were kind of cold but it really didn't feel like it. This report has been brought to you LackaWind...a winter hiker's favorite!
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.