|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||West Sleeper, East Sleeper, South Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, North Tripyramid, NH|
||Livermore Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail, Pine Bend Brook Trail, Scaur Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, September 1, 2011|
|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. |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
|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:
||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.
|Lost and Found:
||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.
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Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.