Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, NH
Trails: Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Sabbaday Brook Trail, Route 112
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small pull off on Kanc was plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy rock hops on Pine Bend Brook, second crossing coming down on Sabbaday was icy and treacherous requiring extreme caution 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Multiple blow downs around the loop, some very substantial. All easily navigated either by climbing over or around.Sabbaday is a different trail within 1 mile or so of the trailhead, with washed out sections and new water crossings. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Beautiful cold, breezy day today. Saw only two hikers as I was coming off of the tripyramids. They were very frustrated as they had had trouble following the trail closer to the trailhead, had to make multiple difficult stream crossings (without any microspikes) and lost a great deal of time.

When I got to the second crossing(east to west heading back towards the trailhead) on Sabbaday, I found that one difficult due to iced rocks but was able to rock hop it with the aid of my poles, Katoolah's and extreme care. Then the trail disappeared. I assumed it crossed back to the other (east) side now as I understood there are now several new crossings since the storm.Taking the advice of the two hikers, rather than make several more icy crossings, I elected to stay on the West side and bushwacked up to the high ridge and paralleled the river for perhaps 1/2 mile at most and then headed back down and intersected the trail beyond the mess, avoiding several more icy crossings. All in all a great day out with reasonable management of the issues presented.  
Name: Joe 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-12-20 
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