|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, West Sleeper, East Sleeper, NH|
||Livermore Road, Livermore Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, May 29, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Livermore Road trailhead is fabulous as always! |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Easy rock hops. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||The North and South slides, the Livermore trail, and Mt Tripyramid trail between North and Middle are clear of blowdowns.
Between Middle and South there are two very large, obstructing blowdowns for which herd parhs have been created out of necessity. A chainsaw will be necessary.
The Kate Sleeper Trail has two large blowdowns in the sidehill section, after the rocky descent from the South Slide. One is so significant that a herd path now exists that travels down the steep bank and then claws its way back up that bank. A handsaw should do it in this section but the location of this second problem will be a bit of a challenge. I hiked KS out to East Sleeper and there are a series of setpover and walk under trunks; a chainsaw will be necessary in this section as well. |
||I saw a person and a husky attempting to ascend the South Slide. It did not appear to be going well for either. I attempted to engage in a conversation about alternate routes that would be more dog friendly (such as Scaur to PB) but the information was not welcomed. Fingers crossed that there was a good ending to this story. |
||After two days of being eaten alive (literally), the bugs gave me a respite, today. It’s definitely the season for them. |
|Lost and Found:
||Nothing today. ||
||I hiked up North, over, out Kate Sleeper hitting the true summits of both West and then East Sleeper, and then down South. On the North Trail, less than 0.1 miles after the water crossing, I saw a pair of red trillium so large that each leaf was significantly larger than my foot!! |
This is a great loop if you love scree and that feeling of sliding off the earth, possibly to your death. Give me the boulder scrambles and then beautiful forest saunter of the ridge between all 5 of these summits any day - that’s my kind of hiking!!
As a side note, after having hiked all of the approaches to the Tripyramids, up Pine Bend and down Sabbaday is my favorite summer approach, and up and back from Livermore via Scaur is my favorite winter approach. :)
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.