|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, NH|
||Pine Bend Brook Trail, Scaur Ridge Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Sabbaday Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, May 23, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||No Issues |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Water crossings on Sabaday Brook Trail were numerous and do not appear on trail maps. Few, if any stepping stones, water stil running fast and high due to snow melt above 3200 feet. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Sabaday Brook trail was covered with blowdowns, many from previous seasons. |
||Saw a few |
||Blackflies belwo 3000 feet |
|Lost and Found:
||I took a group with Exploring the Whites up the Tripyramids from the Kanc side. The day was gorgeous and we had a wonderful hike up the Pine Bend Brook trail and along the ridge. Switched to microspikes at 3000 feet and went up the stable monorail from that point forward. There were a few postholes from those without spikes walking on the side of the monorail. Snow depth was 2-3 feet along the ridge. |
Descent on Sabaday Brook trail was tortuous. Steep, icy, unstable monorail that lasted until about 3200 feet made the going very slow. many many postholes made the going even tougher. Below that, the trail is supposed to stay on one side of the stream, but it has been washed out many times over the years and so it ends up in a myriad of stream crossings that were never intended. The streams, of course, get wider, faster, and deeper the further you go and, with one exception, none had any semblance of intended stepping stones. Saw many groups going up as we were going down. Late in the day and with no traction, I recommended that several groups turn back and a few did. Well equipped, I finally got tired of al the stream crossings and we bushwacked a path about 200 feet parallel to the stream for several miles until the last crossing and then crossed the stream there. I would not recommend doing this unless you know how to use a good gps.
Feel free to write me if you have questions or if I can help in any planing you are doing.
||Charlie Stewart |
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.