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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, NH
Trails
Trails: Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Sabbaday Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Roadside Parking. Only vehicle on arrival and departure. Had the entire area to myself; not a soul to be found.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No major issues with water crossings; all easily traversed even along latter portion of Sabbaday Brook where, of note, water level was low and crossings were wider than the ascent. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No "maintenance" issues to speak of just nature at work. Easy to maneuver around/under our fallen tree brethren on PBT. Sabbaday Falls not so much. Early pitch of descent and low cross-trail trunks led to awkwardly unsolicited and necessary butt slides respectively. :-) Special care warranted to avoid injury.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Pine Bend Brook Trail is SOLID and in great shape! Used microspikes until pitch warranted benefit of televator/snowshoes (very much recommended). Infrequent and small iced boulders on trail. Kept snowshoes on for remainder of hike thru Sabbaday back to the highway (also recommended for trail upkeep). Interesting return leg down SBT. But for one set of boot prints (with spikes?) on the trail it looked like nobody had been on the trail since last NETC posting. Several inches of blown snow on the early steep portion of the descent led to frequent shoe-sliding and periodic buttslides for most of steep portion of descent. From the start down appreciative that someone left their trail for me to follow out given my first time ever on this trail (in any season). I did not see trail blazes/marking but I suspect that is due to Wilderness designation. I might have had more difficulty staying on trail without them. Yellow trail blazes resumed after exiting Wilderness. Sabbaday Falls' emerald green ice accumulation was the GEM OF THE DAY!  
Name
Name: JimmyO 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-31 
Link
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