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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, West Sleeper, East Sleeper, Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Sabbaday Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail, Rollins Trail, Square Ledge Trail, Passaconaway Cutoff, Oliverian Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Sabbaday Falls TH at 7:00am 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Most were hoppable, but two crossings on Sabbaday Brook and the crossing on Oliverian Brook required wading. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of small blowdowns and branches, as expected. Big branchy blowdown on the steep section of Sabbaday Brook Tr, can be walked around. Also a quite large walk-under blowdown at mile ~1.25 on Oliverian Brook Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Good amount of mosquitoes and gnats around water. A few flies 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Had a great start to the day on Sabbaday Brook. The trail is clear of snow up until the steep section, which had some icy spots that necessitated spikes; it seemed doable to descend in spikes as well. Talked to some other hikers who came from Pine Bend Brook, which sounded trickier to navigate.

Tripyramids ridge through Whiteface is a lot of on/off snow patches and monorail hiking, which was a little annoying. The recent rain and higher temps might get rid of a lot of this by Tuesday. The slides were clear of snow. We did see a lot of moose scat on Kate Sleeper Tr between West and East Sleeper, so keep an eye out for that.

On the tail end of Whiteface, we got caught in a pretty intense burst of rain and hail which lasted for about an hour. We waited at the base of the spur for Passaconaway for about a half hour, hoping the rain and lightning would go away so we could summit, but safe passage never came :( as a result, we had to give up and continue down Square Ledge/Passaconaway Cutoff Trail, which had basically turned into a big stream. Luckily we had some great views of Passaconaway on the cutoff trail to taunt us on the way down...  
Name
Name: Mateo H 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mateoeh53 [at] gmail [dot] com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-15 
Link
Link: https://imgur.com/a/NHXjFM8 
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