|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, NH|
||Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, January 6, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||The shoulder of the road IS NOT plowed so we parked in the snow bank across from the trail - made sure the wheels were off the road. Good to have AWD and snow tires - also had traction devices and a shovel if we got stuck. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All crossings were easily done while wearing snow shoes. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Several blow downs but all were easily stepped over, ducked under, or walked around. |
||Saw one dog who made it up to Livermore Trail junction. |
|Lost and Found:
||Did this one with Monica. |
Today’s original plan was to visit the Carters but the forecast wasn’t one that made the longer drive seem attractive so we opted for something closer. Had to park in a snow bank since there’s no lot at the Pine Bend Trailhead. Shared the lower part of the trail with fellow randomite Jim McNulty - it’s the third time we’ve bumped into each other so far this winter. We didn’t see another person until we started back down.
The snow was firm thanks to the work of whoever hiked this same route on Saturday. While they did nice work down low, they were navigationally-challenged - there were four or five spots where they zigged instead of zagged. Eventually they figured it out each time but we didn’t waste our time exploring their off-trail adventures - we stuck to the trail. Up high the wind and fresh snow was filling in our steps as soon as we made them.
Two different groups went up Scaur Ridge from Livermore so it should have gotten packed out. There were only three pair of snowshoes on the Pine Bend Trail today. There were faint prints heading to South Tripyramid. I wore snow shoes all day while monica used the for the steep climbs but managed to avoid postholing while barebooting the rest of the route.
||Michael and Monica |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.