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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, West Sleeper, East Sleeper, Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail, West Sleeper Spur, East Sleeper Spur, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail, Walden Trail, Square Ledge Trail, Passaconaway Cutoff, Oliverian Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues with the lot (Oliverian) or roadside (Pine Bend). Other trailheads were a mess this afternoon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of blowdowns on Pine Bend Brook Trail. Major, unmitigated erosion (and lots of trail creep) on Pine Bend Brook Trail, particularly between Scaur Ridge and the north slide junction. Unmitigated erosion north of Middle. Major unmitigated erosion and trail creep south of Middle. Major unmitigated erosion above the South Slide. Lots of blowdowns on the East Sleeper Spur. Unmitigated erosion and trail creep on upper Dicey's and upper Walden. Particularly vexing blowdown on the flats (I forget if it was still the Cutoff or Oliverian). 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Minimal 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Pine Bend Brook was wet and slippery this morning with light sprinkles falling. Mud too. The bedrock on the upper ascent (from the massive erosion) was treacherous and would have been tough to descend.

Slow going to get onto the south slide and initially onto Kate Sleeper. Damp, but smooth going with good footing over to the Sleepers. Slippery ascending up to Rollins. We skipped the Whiteface view ledges, as the summits ended up in the fog all day. Rollins Trail was muddy in places, but otherwise not too bad. Upper Dicey's and upper Walden were both slick on the erosion exposed bed rock, along with mud pits near the summit.

Descent from the junction down wasn't too bad, but still damp and slippery in places.

No snow or ice encountered.

Nice foliage in the lower elevations. Kanc was a zoo on the drive back. Much more crowded on the Lincoln side, but it seemed like the Conway side had better colors.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-10-12 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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