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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, Fool Killer, NH
Trails
Trails: Sabbaday Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: 7th crossing of Sabbaday is easy. The first 6 are not. I whacked by the 2nd and 3rd both up and down - an easy and short whack on the east-side of the brook. I was able to find reasonable crossing-points in all cases very close to the trail-crossing but some seriously long steps or jumps on sub-merged rocks are required. All very slippery. Expect to get wet. I did not escape without getting seriously wet - fortunately it was on the descent.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A handful of blowdowns on Sabbaday Brook tr. (above the first 3 crossings). 2 are a bit annoying but it is all manageable. Lots and lots of debris and "little stuff". I flicked a tons off the trail but there are many tons left for others to help with. Sabbaday is not exactly over-blazed. I spotted maybe a handful of blazes on the entire trail. I found the corridor pretty obvious but some confusion - especially around the crossings - is possible. A trail-runner was returning as I was heading up. He lost the trail after - I think - the 4th crossing and gave up. 2 blowdowns on the Mt. Tripyramid trail between the Sabbaday Brook jct. and Middle Tripyramid.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Georg has gone MIA and I was hiking with his dog, Lucy. She is small and super-agile - handled everything extremely well. Many dogs will struggle at the crossings. There are deep sections in all of them and the water is moving with great force.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Sabbaday Falls were spectacular - probably at its peak right now.

Not much snow left. A couple of patches at the top of Sabbaday Brook tr. and then a few monorail-sections in the col between North and Middle peak. I brought the spikes but they are really not useful anymore.

Bushwhacked to the Fool Killer from the hair-pin turn at the 7th crossing - 3,000 ft. elevation. It is fairly steep and the footing is not great but the woods are reasonably open. No snow. Found a cairn right at the point which looked like the high-point to me. But I found no canister. Not sure if there is supposed to be one at this summit. I whacked around the summit area/ridge quite a bit but did not see a canister.
 
Name
Name: LongMark 
E-Mail
E-Mail: perfrost@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-29 
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