|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Middle Tripyramid, North Tripyramid, NH|
||Sabbaday Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Pine Bend Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, March 11, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Sabbaday Brook and walked the road back from Pine Bend Brook |
||Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Sabbaday Brook-first 2 crossings were stable snow bridges for now. The next 8 smaller crossings had some exposed water and you had to pick the best spot. We could hop or rock hop across them. Sometimes easily. Other times the snow near the edge of the water was very soft on either side and could not be trusted. Be sure to test with your poles before stepping.
Pine Bend Brook- smaller crossings, similar continues. Able to to get across without incident. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||One blow down on Sabbaday Brook. Easy to hike around. A few other topples you had to duck under. One downed tree to step over.
Pine Bend Brook had one to duck under. |
||saw one little dog, seem to do fine |
|Lost and Found:
||Sabbaday Brook was broken out by lightly traveled after the Falls. Started with micro spikes but needed to change over to snowshoes at the Sandwich Wilderness sign due to post holing. Even with snowshoes we encounter side slippage and some post holing sue to the soft nature of the snow within the trail. After all the brook crossings, we found some difficulty on the side hill. The snow was very soft, slipping with snowshoes and deep post holing. The steep climb was VERY steep and we were glad to have MSR Lightening Ascents with televators. Even then, we had some slipping. |
The trip across Mt Tripyramid trail was well packed, frozen granular.
The hike down Pine Bend Brook had several steep sections that we opted to butt slide. Even with the snowshoes the soft snow conditions made for slick traveling. The warm temperatures made post holing with snowshoes problematic. Traction will be needed going forward into the warmer days.
||Diane Stuart |
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.