Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, NH
Trails: Livermore Trail, Scaur Ridge Trail, Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: $5 fee at the Livermore Tr in Waterville Valley. Plenty of room. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy except the lowest on the Mt Tripyramid Tr. I could have easily crossed stepping in an inch of water but I used a log just upstream. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blowdown on Scaur Ridge Tr, a couple on the ridge and another on the Mt Tripyramid Tr between the slide and Livermore Tr. All easy to navigate. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Conditions could be tough for inexperienced dogs. A seasoned trail pup would have no issues.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: 1 pole basket on Mt Tripyramid Tr. 
Comments: Livermore Tr was mostly clear of snow with an occasional patch here and there. Scaur Ridge Tr was clear and dry until just below the brook crossing then almost immediately the snow was a foot plus deep. I put on snowshoes and wore them up to Pine Bend Brook Tr, took them off briefly on the narrow ridge, then put them back on until just above the South Slide. Despiite a few bony spots they were the best choice for floatation and traction although I was the only one using them. There were many postholes along the ridge but the snow was soft and navigating the mine field was easy enough.

The South Slide was 99% snow free and dry. There was a quarter mile or so below the slide that I could have used the snowshoes again but didn't bother. IMO there was never a need for light traction today as the snow was too soft for them to bite.

12.1 mi. 3000' elev+  
Name: IQuest 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-10 
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