|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, West Sleeper, East Sleeper, Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway (attempt), NH|
||Sabbaday Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail, Rollins Trail, Square Ledge Trail, Passaconaway Cutoff, Oliverian Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, May 14, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking at Sabbaday Falls TH at 7:00am |
||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 |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Most were hoppable, but two crossings on Sabbaday Brook and the crossing on Oliverian Brook required wading. |
|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. |
||Good amount of mosquitoes and gnats around water. A few flies |
|Lost and Found:
||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...
||Mateo H |
||mateoeh53 [at] gmail [dot] 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.