|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Tripyramid, NH|
||Livermore Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Pine Bend Brook Trail, Scaur Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, April 18, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking @ Livermore. We were the only ones there, wonder why haha. |
||Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Avalanche Brook was ripping pretty good and required some thought to get across. The crossing on Scaur was easy. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails are in pretty good shape considering. I vote we all keep mentioning the “Pind Bend” sign. It’s going to make me giggle for years to come. Can’t wait til the auction. |
||Not recommended. |
|Lost and Found:
||Found a small Hillsound on Scaur and a grey glove on Livermore, put them both on the sign at the trailhead. Also found an orange dog ball, brought that home for Jackson. Sorry not sorry, finder’s keepers :) ||
||It’s a tough time of year for Terrifying Tuesday, but Coach Stacy and I went for a little adventure on the North Tri Slide yesterday. We were able to get up it in spikes, but there were a few spots where crampons would have been helpful. The problem is the general inconsistency of the conditions, which is to be expected this time of year, but I’m not a fan of changing gear every 5 feet. |
Livermore Rd: icy in some spots with the grooming remnants until the ski trail makes the right turn over the bridge.
Mt Tripyramid Trail: multiple feet of rotting snowpack, it’s a battle getting to the base of the slide.
Slide: a mix of everything, hard ice, soft ice, crust with water running underneath, bare rock, deep snow & postholes, etc.
Woods to summit: multiple feet of posthole misery
Pine (Pind?) Bend: this trail is a disaster
Scaur: multiple feet of posthole misery until about halfway down then wet leaves and running water
We got snowed on, rained on, sleeted on. Wouldn’t recommend going over here for a while unless you are comfortable with your gear, your footwork, your hiking/climbing partner, and your capacity for misery. We had a blast and laughed our asses off, but we are also slightly unhinged and have a warped sense of what constitutes “fun”, YMMV.
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.