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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, West Sleeper, East Sleeper, Mt. Whiteface, Mt. Passaconaway, NH
Trails
Trails: Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, herd path, Kate Sleeper Trail, herd path, East Sleeper Spur, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Dropped Pine Bend Brook Trail with Carspot at Ferncroft. No other vehicles at PBB.2 vehicles at Ferncroft lot plowed and plenty of room  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: 4 of the many small crossings on PBB trail were solidly ice bridged. the others were rock hoppable. The crossing on Diceys Mill Trail was low but i opted for the balance beam 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Pine Bend Brook had a couple of blowdowns 1/4 before Wilderness sign.Another blowdown between Scaur Ridge Trail and North Tripyramid. Kate Sleeper Trail had a few minor blowdowns/Walk arounds between West Sleeper and Downes Brook Trail. A blowdown on Rollins trail just after KS intersection a few other minor stepovers heading over towards Diceys Mill Trail. 1 walk under shortly before the viewpoint on DMT. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: not today 
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost a airpod case. A huge thanks to the group of three hikers that found it and placed on a rock. Thanks!! 
 
Comments
Comments: A nice day to hike through the Sandwich Wilderness.Barebooted to first ice bridged water crossing then Micros until changing to snowshoes approx 1/4 mile in on Kate Sleeper Trail.Trails up to Middle Tripyramid have seen decent traffic making for quick travel.Middle Tripyramid on has between 2-6+" of snow over crust. Descending S Slide as well as Kate Sleeper before heading into tree cover has varying snow amounts up to knee deep in spots.Kate Sleeper Trail had an incredible amount of moose activity in the first 1/2 mile. Although micros couldve been used on Rollins/Dicey's Mill Trail i opted to keep shoes on until descending from Passaconaway. it was nice meeting and chatting briefly with the three hikers descending Passaconaway. it was also great hiking the last 3/4 mile with one of the three with an amazing pace!!  
Name
Name: scottb  
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-12 
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