Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, NH
Trails: Livermore Road, Mt. Tripyramid Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Huge, clean parking lot. Nice clean outhouse. Again, thanks to the maintainers. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A little rock hop on the way up, right before the beginning of North Slide. South side, total shocker! Avalanche Brook (after you descend south and the woods levels out)was really pumping! Where the trail crosses, it is like a small cascade, but today it was raging. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few huge blowdowns here and there. Beautiful work done on waterbars on the southern portion. A couple bog bridges may need replacing. Signage was great! Accurate in direction and easy to follow. Thanks to whoever maintains this trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lower levels, lots of water. Make sure you have more than enough before you hit the slides. Also, make certain you dog is in shape for this and enjoys this sort of climb. Also, the Waterville Valley network of trails is a popular place for dogs, you will see others besides yours. 
Bugs: Occasional fly, no problem. Last night's frost must have sent a lot to heaven. Spider webs remain, however. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: After a little concern over the rain earlier in the week, we decided to give this a try. It was a tough climb (Prema is 5 ft, I'm an inch shorter). but fun and well worth it. The beginning of the North slide was difficult, as it was still wet and had moss. It took forever, and although we liked it, the cairn indicating re-entry into the woods was the second most beautiful sight I have seen (the first being the parking lot after Isolation and Owl's Head). I love ridge walks, it was fun going over the three summits. Views were amazing.

South Slide was a little easier, but took a long time as well. Total shocker on the way out. I forgot about the Avalanche Brook crossing and was amazed and intimidated by the white water. But we did get across safely. The lower part of the south trail is a pretty woods walk. Color is starting. 39 and 40 for us.  
Name: Beckie and Prema 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-09-20 
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