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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, NH
Trails
Trails: Livermore Road, Mt. Tripyramid Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Still room at the Livermore lot this afternoon, but plenty of vehicles there. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All low at the moment. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Took out one blowdown on the approach to north. Stepovers remain around the loop, including a large one on the approach of north that is vexing to get over/under. Advanced, unmitigated erosion on either side of Middle, and above the South slide that needs to be address (entire trees coming down). 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Slides not a good place for inexperienced trail dogs (plus the risk of rocks getting dislodged). 
Bugs
Bugs: Minimal 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Livermore Road was smooth and dry. Noted some recent work between the loop junctions, as well as some flagging suggesting more.

North slide slabs were greasy from overnight fog/dew. A bit tricky to ascend, and potentially dangerous to descend. Easier going in the higher elevations.

Trail was mostly dry between the peaks, though the steep descent off Middle is very nasty with advanced erosion, herd paths, and entire trees falling down by their destroyed rootballs.

South slide was very dry, making it a bit tricky in places (e.g. loose dirt and rock). Flats below it were mostly dry and the stream crossings relatively easy.

Nice foliage in the valley below north. Higher elevation birches are close to peak. Hobblebush on the flats below south nice and red. Other foliage is spotty, but still generally green.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-09-22 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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