Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Passaconaway, Mt. Whiteface, East Sleeper, West Sleeper, Middle Tripyramid, North Tripyramid, NH
Trails: Oliverian Brook Trail, Square Ledge Trail, Walden Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail, Rollins Trail, Kate Sleeper Trail, herd path, bushwhack, Mt. Tripyramind Trail, Pine Bend Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 30, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Oddly, Oliverian Brook is only plowed to the overflow, enough for three cars. Not sure why the rest is not plowed out. MattJim decided to channel his inner Bo Duke in his new 47' high truck and went through the bank. I feel like he should have a rope ladder to deploy for us short people. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues along any crossing 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing really of note, aside from a beech crown maybe 0.1 from the Wilderness Sign on Pind Bend Trail, (towards TH). Small diameter, should be easy. Did not have my saw today 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Shelly rocked it! Some good ice on Dicey near the summit of Passaconaway, as well as Pine Bend (upper portions) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A FINE day in the woods was had. Thankfully the most excitement of the day was done early on the drive in on a spicy 112 over the pass. More bare then snow up until about the junction of square ledge, then the new snow entered and stuck on the trees - and this stayed through the day. Knowing there was a whole lot of ice under the snow was tough but it actually provided decent grip. Bareboot to Passaconaway, spikes on to drop down to Rollins junction, off across Rollins. All trails to here where well packed and super highways. Spikes where more efficient on Kate Sleeper. We went to both East and West Sleeper for NH/NE HH lists. Met a pair of guys basically right at East, and they went with us to grab that. Kate Sleeper was in surprisingly good shape, aside from the section from East to West, of which its become a moose highway and they didn't wear snowshoes! We bushwhacked from the col west of West Sleeper, and completely avoided the summit of South Tripyramid entirely. Not on any lists, and more fun to whack! Didn't save any time but a good bit of elevation. We ended up right in the col of South/Middle. Quick work of the ridge (spikes remained on until the last steep in the drainage). My new favorite sign is up where the north slide enters with a huge misspelling of "PIND BEND TRAIL" - awesome! We made even quicker work on our way out, exceptional trail conditions. Much better than what I had seen in the last week or so. Spikes may be helpful right off the bat too, until you get off the railroad section, as its pretty slick in there. But the sweet combustion engine was waiting and we where stubborn. A great day to be out with great company!

[authors note/clerical TLDR: S Tri intentionally omitted - not summited]  
Name: The Teal Goat, The Cone Demon, MattJim, Malgosia, Shelly, Scott 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-12-30 
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