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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, West Sleeper, East Sleeper, Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: NH 112, Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail, Walden Trail, Square Ledge Trail, Passaconaway Cutoff, Oliverian Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 15, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only car at Oliverian Brook Trailhead 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Did a lot of clearing branches off various trails. Lots of medium sized trees that need to get cut up with a saw 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
 
Comments
Comments: Pretty standard spring conditions for North and Middle Tripyramid with the bare trail to spring snow to stable monorail. Over to South peak had some spicy ice flows and it was easy to posthole if you wandered off the route of the trail. Took the spikes off for the section at the top of the south slide and traversing the southeast slide at the start of the sleeper trail. Scaur ridge trail looked like it had some traffic on it and there is a report today for sabbaday brook trail which is more standard fare spring conditions. Kate Sleeper trail was a nightmarish mix of unstable monorail and stable monorail with a dusting of greasy, slidy spring snow that resulted in an annoying amount of postholing. Depending on your tolerance of type 2 fun, I would recommend bringing snowshoes if you can tolerate them as deadweight for the other 15+ miles. My pace for the rest of the day was 2mph+, on Kate Sleeper it was 1 1/3mph due to the inability to move forward. The section from Downes Book trail to Rollins trail where the trail is a brook, the monorail is collapsing into the stream which leads to some joyous rock hopping in spikes. More standard spring conditions from Whiteface to Passaconaway and down Walden trail. Square ledge trail and passaconaway cutoff are rough currently with patches of bare ground and soft semi-stable monorail becoming more bare ground below 2500' and transitioning back to bare dry/wet trail below 2200' where I took off the spikes.  
Name
Name: Heat Lightning 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ecs@mountainlogworks.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-15 
Link
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