Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, NH
Trails: Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No snowbanks on the right side of the road. Plenty of room to pull onto the shoulder of the road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Yes. There are at least a dozen water crossings. Mostly rock hoppable, however, some require that you step on submerged rocks. Expect to get your boots wet. The last crossing at about 2,600 ft is still bridged, for now. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of blowdowns and a couple leaners. Step over and go around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Well, if you know Pine Bend Brook Trail, then you know. If you don't, you might want to wait until summer. Its steep as heck. Now add in spring conditions and you're in for a real treat. We were expecting far worse, so today was a win. At 8am the monorail was firm for the most part. Not far into the hike we encountered bare ground, mud, standing water and softening snow. The water crossings were numerous. The temperature was 38, but dropped at we climbed. The summit was 29 with flurries. The monorail varied in width from 2ft wide to as little a 5-8 inches. It was tedious finding good footing at times, especially on the steep ascent and descent. Postholing wasn't too much of an issue on the way up, but more significant on the way down. Often sliding off the narrow, elevated monorail. At the bend in the trail (2,500ft) that crosses the river, the trail is still bridged, however, this section is a bit precarious with a slanted snow pack to work through. Hillsounds did the job but crampons would have been betterin the steep sections. Snowshoes went for a ride. Monorail is too narrow and uneven for snowshoe use in my opinion. The trail between North and Middle was fairly decent. Still several feet of snow in the higher elevations. #29 and #30 for Spring  
Name: Diane Stuart 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-19 
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