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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Scaur Peak, North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, West Sleeper, East Sleeper, Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Pine Bend Brook Trail, bushwhack, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail, Walden Trail, Square Ledge Trail, Passaconaway Cutoff, Oliverian Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 15, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Side of road parking at Pine Bend (just enough space to get off the road). A medium size parking area is plowed at Oliverian. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The crossing on Passaconaway cutoff was open water and required either rock hoping or using a log across the river up stream. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns on Kate Sleeper of medium difficulty 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Six of us hiked up Pine Bend to Tripyramids with a side trip to Scaur Peak. Three then turned back and three of us continued across the Sleepers to Whiteface and Passaconaway coming out Oliverain. Spikes did the job fine today although one of us preferred to use snowshoes the entire day and I switched back and forth a couple times. (I also preferred to use my crampons at the top of the Walden trail as it comes off Passaconaway. The others did ok without them.) The Tripyramids & Oliverian are well packed out and the other trails were moderately packed. Even the bushwhacks to Scaur and cutting the corner at the Tripyramid/Kate Sleeper junction had a crusty enough surface to stay on top. Kate Sleeper had a couple spots where navigation was tricky with the worst being where the trail takes a sharp left just after you've started the climb up to West Sleeper. (Avoid the tracks the go straight and the one that bears left along what looks like a corridor... instead take a sharp left and you'll see a blaze shortly.)  
Name
Name: Rick Simmons 
E-Mail
E-Mail: RickNH1@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-15 
Link
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