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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, NH
Trails
Trails: Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Sabbaday Brook Trail, Route 112
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Pine Bend Brook Trail. Were the only car there at 8 am. We were also the only car there at 3:30 pm. There was only 1 car at the Sabbaday Falls parking lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Pine Bend Brook crossings easy, Sabbaday Brook Trail up high were easy. The crossings down low were frequent and a bit challenging, although water levels were reasonable. We stayed dry. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blowdowns on upper Sabbaday Brook Trail that were not much of an issue. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The Pine Bend Brook ledges would have been a challenge for dogs. They were for us! 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The hike to the ravine on Pine Bend Brook Trail was easy and straightforward. Hiking along the ravine is always steep and tough. Above the ravine to the ridge, there were some tough sections and a couple of no fall spots. There was at most 3 inches of snow on the ridge and summits, with some minor drifting. No need for snowshoes yet! The ledges on upper Pine Bend Brook Trail just below the North Tripyramid summit, featured snow over ice and were very difficult. Microspikes were adequate ascending, but would have been barely adequate if descending, in our collective opinions. At the North Tripyramid summit, two of us switched from Microspikes to Hillsound spikes, which had a better bite. The Mt. Tripyramid Trail between the peaks was generally straightforward. Nice views from a few spots. Based on recommendations from a hiker who did Sabbaday, we opted for descending that trail, rather than going back up North Tripyramid again and descending those nasty ledges. Sabbaday was steep up high, but very doable. Once down low, it was pleasant. There were a lot of crossings down low (some a bit challenging), however, and we wondered if there were herd path options to avoid some of them. Will research that if I do that trail again. Sabbaday Falls was beautiful, but the loop walk area was closed off and was all ice. We did a 1 mile road walk on the Kanc from the Sabbaday Falls parking lot to our car at the PBB Trailhead. This was easy, because there were no snow banks, so we were able to get on the shoulder when vehicles approached. Quiet day and cold, but sunny conditions. Manageable winds. Only saw three people!  
Name
Name: Marty 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-12-05 
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