|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||South Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, North Tripyramid, NH|
||Livermore Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Pine Bend Brook Trail, Scaur Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, September 3, 2011|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Rt. 49 is now open it's entire length, with several one lane sections and one new two lane drive around. One of the one lane sections has a light; the others have yield signs for north bounders and stop signs for the south. These might add a few minutes to the drive in or especially out. Lots of heavy equipment went by on Tripoli Road which is still closed to I-93. Only one other car there when we arrived; quite a few there when we left but room for many more. |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Step overs |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Rocket's report covers these trails. I heard from another hiker that the north slide was extremely slippery. Greely Ponds trail is closed. Side trails off Livermore seem okay but we only went down them a short ways. |
||Pretty easy day for the mighty tough little dog with lots of sip 'n dip spots down low. He needed water on the ridge after the climb up the south slide. I had him stay above me on the slide since I'd rather try to avoid any rocks he knocked loose than have him hit by mine; the slide being a bit more unstable than usual. Lots of dogs down on Livermore. |
|Lost and Found:
||I needed a morning only hike and so Rocket's report was appreciated. Pine Bend's stretch is beginning to feel like a slide trail with roots. Scaur's wonderful footbed damage in the middle stretch is a bummer although it is still way better than most trails. I quickly kick cleaned many of the waterbars on it but the damaged area looks to have had good drains; they were just overwhelmed. The upper most stretch could use waterbars.|
The damage on Livermore between the Mt. Tripyramid intersections is amazing; the culverts just couldn't handle the flows. For the most part they remain in place and working, but a few are stranded in the air. Hikers won't be too inconvenienced by the washouts and deposits but bicylists will find it a pain.
After passing a couple we didn't see anyone until a ways down Scaur, when we ran into several groups of hikers who had planned to go up the north slide but gave it up after hearing how slippery it was. But more were coming when we got below the north trail intersection. There had been a morning shower and fog thereafter.
||Pepper and Me |
||windriversjohn at gmail.com |
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.