Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, NH
Trails: Livermore Road, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Norway Rapids Trail, Cascade Path, Boulder Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at large Livermore lot. Fee area with toilet facility. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The crossings on the Mt Tripyramid Trail were easy on rocks. The crossing on the Norway Rapids Trail were on wet ledges. The crossing below the lower falls on the Cascade Path was on wet rocks/ledge. The crossing on Boulder Path was on small to medium sized rocks. The crossings on Norway Rapids, Cascade Path, and Boulder Path would be difficult in high water. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The blazes are usually faint on most of the trails. The Tripyramid Trail on south slide has much loose rocks and gravel. I didn't notice any signage for the Boulder Path (left turn) when I got to an old road by the river (going from Cascade Path to Livermore trail direction). 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dog would have to be comfortable with steep slopes and loose footing if walking on Mt Tripyramid Trail. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I changed my original plan in the morning and decided to hike the Mt Tripyramid Trail up and down the slides which I hadn't hiked in many years. It turned out to be a good decision. The lowest ledges on North Slide had some moisture in places as I slid on some wet moss. The upper ledges of North Slide were dry with great views from Mt Moosilauke to Mt Washington. The North Slide ledges would be difficult if wet or icy. Only a trace of snow/ice between some rocks on the north slope of South Tripyramid (no problem for hiking). The sign for the Kate Sleeper Trail is not prominent (look up a tree for sign). There is a three way painted marking on the ledge at this intersection (no good if covered in snow). Used the larger embedded rocks on South Slide to minimize slippage on descent.

Instead of heading directly back to the parking area via the Livermore Trail (fire road) I opted to hike to Norway Rapids and The Cascades. This was a much more attractive route than the Livermore fire road. The Cascade Path has an east and west branch that follows both sides of the cascades and chasm. These lower elevation trails were covered with leaves and required a bit of attention to find the way but it was not difficult.

Saw four other hikers on the four thousand footers and a family walking the Cascade Path. Many walkers and bicyclists on the Livermore Trail (road).  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-10 
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