|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, NH|
||Livermore Road, Mt. Tripyramid Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, December 24, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||No problem in the Livermore lot, 3 or 4 other cars - mostly skiers. |
||Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Traction, Ice Axe |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Crossing from South Tripyramid back onto Livermore Rd is solid, all others are easily hoppable on some frosty rocks. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A few limbs down, a tree easily maneuverable toward the end of Livermore, one big sucker down coming off South Tripyramid - skiers may have some issues with that one, just a few step overs. |
||Lots of prints, no sign of them though. |
||A few coming out in the 34 degree sunny weather, no biters. |
|Lost and Found:
||None on the trails today. ||
||Livermore Road, Mt Tripyramid Trail (North Slide to South Slide)|
I tried to cover up the last tracks once off Livermore, post holes and no sign of traction on those. Snowshoes until the North Slide, then its a toss-up of what to do, there are wind blown areas of 2" deep powder with a nice air pocket underneath. Full crampons definitely needed higher up on solid ice and wind-hardened snow on top of ice. Needless to say, a few hairy spots ascending the slide, manageable. Post hole city once at the top of the slide, prior to the summit, once again I tried to beat those down with my snowshoes. The main trail from North to Middle is packed solid, beyond Middle to South is all post holed bad. Looked like one set of prints descending South Slide that I followed out through the powder, 4 inches or so remains from all these warmer afternoons, some rocks sticking up. All in all fantastic day.
Bring your snowshoes and help knock down these post holes! :)
Bring your traction if you want to try for the slides too!
||Erik Hamilton |
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.