Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, NH
Trails: Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, January 13, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Snowbanks had melted back a bit, so I was able to park entirely off the pavement alongside the Kanc. There was a slightly more generous spot right by the trail sign. No other cars when I arrived or when I departed.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The several small brook crossings had lost any snow or ice bridges they might have once had, but they were all easy rock hops. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns throughout the route, but generally they were easy step-overs, duck-unders, or detour-arounds. No crawl-unders or thrash-arounds. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I was curious about what conditions would be like after the wicked thaw and refreeze. Lower parts of the trail sported some bare-to-autumn-leaves bits and some wet areas, but mostly were thin snow cover with icy bits here and there. Consistent cover higher up, apparently visited by a snowshoer yesterday, so well packed. Upper parts of the trail were firmly packed snow with occasional icy spots (including some steep ones). I carried snowshoes, but never had a need for them, thanks to the packed-down, thaw-softened, rain-soaked, then refrozen base. I used microspikes until the steeps, and then switched to full crampons, which were much appreciated on the icy steeps. Stream crossings were very straightforward.  
Name: PeterC 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-13 
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