Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tecumseh, North Tripyramid (attempt), NH
Trails: Mt. Tecumseh Trail, XC ski trails, Livermore Trail, Scaur Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, December 30, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Waterville Valley Ski Area. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy rock hops or snow-bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All corridors easy to follow. Couple of relatively new blowdowns on the Livermore Trail between south and north ends of Mt. Tripyramid Trail, and couple of blowdowns on the upper section of the Scaur Ridge Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Opted for microspikes the whole way, but snowshoes definitely would have been a better choice from Livermore Trail onward. Started with an out-and-back up Mt. Tecumseh- well-broken trail with 1-3" of fresh snow on top. Microspikes were fine here (pending additional new snow from yesterday), but there was enough cover to accommodate snowshoes as well. Walked over to the Livermore trailhead on the Pipeline XC trail and Tripoli Rd. I tracked out Livermore Road/Trail in both directions; it was snowing pretty decently above 2500', and my tracks were essentially filled in by the time I returned. Snow depths were 1-3" lower down, approaching 6" towards the top of Scaur Ridge Trail. When I reached the junction of the Pine Bend Brook Trail, there was one set of snowshoe tracks heading up towards North and Middle Tripyramid, but I'd had my fill of trail breaking, and knew the trip back wasn't going to be any easier once I reached the flats of Livermore Trail. There will probably be no trace of my efforts by the time of this report- snowshoes here until further notice!  
Name: Jason 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-31 
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