Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Trypyramid, Middle Tripyramid, Scaur Peak, NH
Trails: Pine Bend Brook Trail, Mt. Trypyramid Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, August 31, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Side of the Kanc. If there was ever a trailhead in need of a parking lot this popular 4K route would be it! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Lots. All easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: some minor blowdowns but nothing major. some solid erosion and trail creep in spots-but that seems par for the course on 4k's these days 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: tough dog route as the top half of this hike is very steep and very rough but experienced hiking dogs who are good at tough scrambling could do it no problem 
Bugs: none to speak of.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Hiked the Tripyramids for the 4th time, all in August-that's how you grid, right? Made 24/48 for Ms. Margaret. The first two miles were lovely walking with some mud pits-easy to navigate along with the small brook crossings. Margaret really enjoyed all the scrambling up to North. The rocks were all very greasy on the summit cone but were dry most the way up to the ridge. On the way back we decided to drop down the very steep 200' to the North Slide to get an actual view for the day's effort. I hadn't been there since 2016 and forgot just how spectacular of a spot it is-well worth the effort!
The herd path for Scaur Peak is easy to spot right at the HOL on Pine Bend Brook Trail-it is in the middle of some hobblebush with a large downed limb blocking it off. The herd path was very easy to follow along the flat ridge, although it does go through quite a bit of dense hobblebush at times. We lost it right at the summit cone ascent but picked it up towards the top again and M found the pickle jar (I might have seen it first but let her "find it"). We were able to follow the herd path all the way down the summit cone-much easier than our whack up it. Great easy bushwhack for a couple bushwhackin' newbs:)
Makes 24/48 for Margaret! Gorgeous cool, crisp, sunny day. Only saw a few folks, and had the most pleasant life conversation I've ever had on trail with a guy my Dad's age named John, who was out overnighting the Sandwich range. He hiked the 4k's the first time 25 years ago at my age, then quit hiking for a long time, and is out getting himself in shape and doing them again at age 68. If you read this John, good luck out there my man!  
Name: Spence, Margaret 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-09-01 
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