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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks The Fool Killer, Middle Tripyramid, North Tripyramid, NH
Trails
Trails: Pine Bend Brook Trail, bushwhack, Sabbaday Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We were all alone at Pine Bend! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The six on Pine Bend where all fine. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few axe worthy on PBB before the wilderness, a few on Sabba after the reroute in the drainage at the side hill section 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Several sections of epidermus and quite a bit of blood lost on the Fool Killer. I look like I broke up multiple cat fights. 
 
Comments
Comments: A foolishly FINE day! I had not done Fool Killer from Pine Bend, and Ms. Mix-a-lot and I needed the Tri's for March, so why not throw in some type 2 fun? Conditions this morning, as one may guess, where very different then the way out. I had read some trip reports from a few years back on how to grab Fool from this side. I overshot by one crossing and rode the drainage on the map. We got to a spot where I could see a little ledge/slide and the drainage sharply ascending with ice bulges. We turned back and looked for better line. We found one, as Old Man and the Saw had mentioned from the first of the 2 crossings with the big rock, due south. Found generally good wood initially despite it looking menacingly thick. Unfortunately, the route we wanted to take (open) was rotting not so fun in the strong March sun. So we opted to shred through the coniferous where the snow was firmer due to the cover. We still held a pretty dang good bearing despite it all. We where able to make progress but it was slow going. Sections where a one step forward, half step back type of day. Crested out on the ridge and found lovely woods - and lots of chagga - which is now drying at the house :). Of course I hard to yell "WE ARE ON THE WRONG PEAK ITS OVER THERE!" From the recognized summit of Fool Killer, I took a more direct bearing than I would normally have taken and we more or less skiied, more often than not uncontrollably, to Sabbaday. Trail conditions on Sabbaday exceeded expectations and where firm and had excellent bite for the shoes. The trail to Middle and North where solid. Pine Bend, too, was in fine shape to the wilderness boundary. From there, Postholio did a number on the trail. There is still a firm tread in the middle, if anything them skipping leg day at the gym helps define where it isnt solid. A solid, hard earned burger day! Saw two other trampers all day. Stunning views to be had of the Pemi, Presi, and even into Maine.  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat & Ms. Mix-a-lot 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-21 
Link
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