Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid , NH
Trails: Livermore Trail, Scaur Ridge Trail, Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 1, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Livermore was icy when I arrived (11 degrees) and a mudbath when I got back to my car (36 degrees). Spring has arrived.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: N/A on this route 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are 2 leaners on Scaur (starting beyond the wilderness sign) and a whole lot of leaners on Pine Bend and Mt Tripyramid Trail. This winter has not been kind. None are obstructing.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I like this route for the Tripyramids because it avoids the sketchy steep stuff on Pine Bend. Waterville Valley requires snowshoes for the Livermore Trail because it is groomed for XC skiing, however that was impossible today because it’s a thin coating of ice and snow over the road surface. So I bare booted it and put my snowshoes on at the 2 mile mark (end of the grooming) and kept them on until I returned to that point. The Livermore Trail from there to the junction for the south slide trail is an abomination of postholes and therefore slow-going. Snowshoes saved my ankles. The postholes get mildly better from there to the junction for the north slide. Above there there are pockets of postholes but they were not made by humans. Scaur Ridge Trail was previously broken out and is now a bit drifted over. Pine Bend is of course a concrete superhighway. It was cold enough today that everything was firm and I could have used light traction for a lot of it, but I stayed in snowshoes because it was easier than swapping in and out. I was the only one on this route but I saw 6 people who were doing out-and-back via Pine Bend (and knew three of them LOL). It was cold and windy but it was a great day to nab these peaks before the warmup.  
Name: Bikecamphikegirl 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-03-01 
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