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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, East Sleeper, NH
Trails
Trails: Livermore Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Third car in the Livermore lot at 0510. Lot was full on return at 1145. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Most trails in great shape...special shout out to the maintenance between West Sleeper and East Sleeper, it was like walking on a carpet so far into the wilderness! South section of Mount Tripyramid Trail is quite muddy with some decaying bog bridges. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: "As long as you keep moving" is a tried and true method; however, when doing the slides up and down, "moving" becomes such a slow pace that they all catch up to you. Black flies and mosquitoes galore on this route...thankfully not too many biting. I had the insect repellent lotion on, and wore a head net for the southern section of Mount Tripyramid Trail. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Really fun loop of the Tripyramids today, and grabbed East Sleeper since I was up there. My clockwise plan of this route was almost derailed by two hungry black bears on Livermore Trail, just past the junction with the southern section of Mount Tripyramid Trail. My choices were wait it out, see if they ran into the woods...abandon the plan and do the loop counterclockwise and potentially sacrifice East Sleeper...or go up Mount Tripyramid Trail and bushwhack northeast to cross Avalanche Brook somewhere in the vicinity of a quarter mile past the hungry furballs. I chose the last option, knowing full well I might become tick Swiss cheese. Thankfully it all worked out.

Stat of the day: in the first 13 miles of the hike, I saw more black bears (2), frogs (1), snakes (2), and flies (23,435), than people (0).  
Name
Name: WishfulThinking 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-05 
Link
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