Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Passaconaway, Mt. Whiteface, South Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, North Tripyramid, NH
Trails: Oliverian Brook Trail, Square Ledge Trail, Walden Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail, Rollins Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Sabbaday Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 13, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at Oliverian Brook, left a bike at Sabbaday Falls to cruise back Dien the Kangamungus  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossing manageable until coming down Sabbaday Brook trail. The lower down I got the more challenging they became. There's about a 1/2 dozen crossings. Some I had to go upstream, some required 4 foot rock hops, and 2 involved using a log. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Hundreds of blowdowns throughout the day. The worst was on Kate Sleeper sheer it felt like there was a blowdown every 20 yards 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Not too bothersome  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: One lonely red snowshoe on square ledge trail 
Comments: I got the classic White Mountains bait and switch kinda day. Starting out the day trails were a dream. Dry trail with almost zero snow till. 1 mile from Passaconaway summit. Then avoidable patches till just before coming up to Whiteface where a rotten postholed monorail began. Then the real nightmare began. Kate Sleeper trail doesn't get much use in the winter and the snow was deep, unsuportive, and there must of been a blowdown ever 20 yards that would obscure where the trail goes. If it wasn't for my GPS I'd probably still be out there trying to find my way. Coming out on south slide was completely free of ice and snow. The ridge across the Tripyramids was still completely covered in snow with yet another rotten degrading postholing monorail. The snow and ice quickly disappeared coming down Sabbaday on the steeps. After that section Sabbaday Brook was a dream. Most of this trail is an old logging road and it is a gentle downhill grade for miles. Just be prepared for several crossing that requires getting your feet wet or creative hops.  
Name: Bluecollar4khiker  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-14 
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