Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, NH
Trails: Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 5 cars filled the pullout so I parked 100 yards up & across the road. The snow was soft where I parked so you can easily just pull off the road; it looked like 4-5 cars could fit where I was. Just don't pull too far off the shoulder because it slopes away. There is also room for 4 or more cars about .1 down the road in a cleared area. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All cake 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All blowdowns & icy sections are easily bypassed. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I met Timber, the world's 2nd largest dog. He started to follow me back up the steep pitch to North Tripyramid! I forgot to bring treats. There is plenty of flowing water on this trail for furry pals.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I'm back after 5 days away! Hit the trail at 10:30. Carried snowshoes but never used them. Spikes on from the beginning. Another firm & fast day but a little softer than trails were last week. Solid to the Wilderness boundary with a few frozen bare spots then it got a little less grippy as the trail turned upwards. Still no issues except a few slightly tricky pitches requiring good foot placement on the very steep parts. No ice! Made it to North summit in 2:10, cruised out to Middle summit and back (no views at all today). Switched to crampons at North summit for the trip down; the trail was just too granular for a quick & enjoyable descent in micro spikes. It was a good choice. Switched back to spikes at the Wilderness boundary and covered the last 2 miles in 32 minutes (no running, of course). Total time of 4:30 for the complete 9.8 mile loop. Friday will be the LAST day for these great trail conditions because the snow is coming! This marks peaks #18 & 19 in my quest for the single-season Winter 48. I really felt my age on the descent today after the 5-day hiatus.  
Name: Bob H 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-14 
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