Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Livermore Pass, Scaur Peak, NH
Trails: Livermore Trail, bushwhack, Scaur Ridge Trail, Pine Bend Brook Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked roadside at Lily Pond along the Kanc. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several, but all easily crossed. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Approaching the ravine, LT has a LOT of hobblebush starting to encroach upon the trail, along with areas of mud. Past Livermore Pass, the trail is very wet and muddy in spots. The bog bridge section needs a few more. SRT needs trimming, it's starting to grow in. PBB is fine and well-traveled. The herd path to Scaur was, well, unofficial. ;) 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure, several options for water along this route. Saw one pup on LT who was having a good time. 
Bugs: They were out and were a bit pesky, but were not really biting. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: Scaur Peak the long way, coming in from the Kanc. I'm not actively doing the NHHH, but this peak has been on my to do list for some time, and I needed some redlines in the area, so there you go.

LT starts out unattractive and logged, but gets better as you get further in. The area around Livermore Pass is really neat, with a wild and remote feel. There's a great campsite up here which was occupied. I followed the trail all the way down to the northern Mt. Tripyramid Trail junction.

From there I bushwhacked up the old logging road for a short distance, then up a drainage to the SRT and followed that up to PBB. Just before PBB drops off the ridge the herd path to Scaur starts, the entrance being somewhat obvious if you're looking for it. Prior to previous reports which said the path is well-defined, I found it very vague, losing it a few times. There was one blowdown tangle to work around, and blowdowns are more numerous approaching the summit. No canister, but there is the sign.

Returning to PBB, I retraced my steps for the long walk out. There are views of the North Slide through the trees from SRT. From this perspective, it looks like a complete monster!  
Name: KenM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-05-21 
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