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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks West Sleeper, East Sleeper, South Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, North Tripyramid, NH
Trails
Trails: Livermore Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail, Pine Bend Brook Trail, Scaur Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, September 1, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Route 49 still has a detour in place, as well as two one lane portions. Livermore fee lot accessible. Tripoli Road still closed, but work in progress. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: On south Mt. Tripyramid Trail, immediate first crossing is perhaps a little easier now due to new rock/sediment. Old reroute crossing thingy further up trail was tricky due to high water. No other crossings on this route. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Cleared blowdowns on Sleeper Trail to East. Cleared a few on south Mt. Tripyramid, Scaur, and upper Livermore.

Livermore Trail heavily damaged by flooding, but passable on foot (it's not the easy superhighway it once was). Scaur, Pine Bend Brook, and South Slide all show minor to moderate footbed damage from runoff, but nothing major. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Minimal 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Livermore Trail is heavily damaged - a few minor sinkholes, quite a few washed out culverts, significant extended wide washouts between the Tripyramid junctions, and plenty of extended narrower washouts. It is passable on foot, but it is not the fast hike it used to be. Dry, and sandy in places due to washouts.


South Slide is unstable due to significant runoff in places. Some of the stone steps have been damaged. Slide is still passable, but caution must be used. Dry, though.


Kate Sleeper Trail to East Sleeper in good shape. Generally dry.


Tripyramid Trail between the peaks could use some duck under blowdown and brushing work, but no new damage from Irene.


Pine Bend Brook Trail has a narrow, 6" deep trench running down the lower foot bed (above Scaur).


Scaur's once awesome footbed is not so awesome in a few places, but still on the whole decent. Some old duck under blowdowns remain. Generally dry.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-09-01 
Link
Link: http://www.franklinsites.com/hikephotos/NewHampshire/westsleeper-2011-0901.php 
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