Reply. On the North Slide North Tripyramid - 4140' Middle Tripyramid - 4110' The Tripyramids have three summits, but only the North and Middle peaks count as official 4000 footers. We saw a TON of rabbit and deer prints, but no animal sightings. The approaches from Waterville via the South Slide of Tripyramid and from Ferncroft via Blueberry Ledge Trail and Mt. In all seriousness, the Mt. The day started off at 7:25, a pretty typical start time for me. Tripyramid Trail which takes you up and over the infamous North slide. Replies. (Above photo is the view from the South Slide of Tripyramid) With 45 done, three 4000 footers remained for my friend Mike, who writes and has been shaping up his blog, The Outhouse . Hike date: 08/23/2018 Description: Middle Tripyramid Mountain is the second highest of the three Tripyramids and has a nice outlook with views to west looking towards Mount Tecumseh. The Tripyramid Slides: A Crazy Steep First Look into Winter, Today was a really difficult but super fun hike in the Sandwich Wilderness! This trail is challenging and strenuous with 45 degree climbs for extended periods but has great rewarding views. (Success!) This is why even with an early 7 am start, individuals can still be caught in the dark with these short nine hour days. Wind-scoured crust made the exposed areas sketchy, so I stayed mostly on the scrubby parts of the slide or in the woods alongside. yeah that slide in the winter must be crazy, I think it would be fun though!! Hi! 11 trail miles, 7 hrs book time. Middle Tripyramid: Elevation: 4,140' Popular Trails: Mt. I'm Lexi and this is my pup Lucy! I've heard that this isn't as bad as the north slide, so I was hopeful that it would be less draining. We knew there was a good amount of mileage left (maybe 3 miles), but the hard part was over. When we got back on the trail we mentally prepared to descend the south slide. Tripyramid from the west, the last half-mile ascending the North Slide, 1,200 vertical feet. For peakbaggers, the North Peak (aka North Tripyramid) and the Middle Peak (aka Middle Tripyramid) are respectively the 32nd and 35th highest of the 48 recognized NH 4000' peaks. The other reward was being able to hike through a good amount of snow, which meant winter was coming! The White Mountains is a Winter Wonderland Pine Bend Brook and our baby girl, Mizpah. Adam Wilcox posted the route: The Mount Tripyramid Slide Loop is a hiking route that's commonly used to access the ranked 4,000 footer peaks of North (4,180') and Middle Tripyramid (4,140'). We reached the summit of the north peak around 10:00 but only stopped for a minute or so before we kept on going. Our route for the day was to take the Livermore Trail out to the Mt. Take Livermore road east until you hit the Tripyramid North Slide Trail. From there, it descends the steep mountainside on a long traverse, eventually joining an old logging road grade running parallel to the Slide Brook, before crossing Avalanche Brook (difficult in high water), just before it rejoins Livermore Road. The gnarly rock slabs on the steep North Slide are a bunny slope for rock climbers, but for anyone accustomed to ascending mountains sans rope and harness, this hike will put hair on your chest and lead in your pencil. It rained yesterday so I was a little nervous because I knew that the slides could potentially be really dangerous if they were wet. Seeing snow was a great reminder for how close winter is approaching which means skiing, ice climbing, and winter hiking. Duration (book time): 6 hours I was super excited about this because it meant winter was coming! The slide and surrounding palatial glades were some of the best skiing we've ever seen. I think this is the steepest trail I have ever been up. Scaur Peak and The Fool Killer are other peaks to … Affiliate Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases at no cost to you! ... it was one of the best hikes i've done this year. The trail had been broken out by some folks the day before (thanks!) (Thursday) Via Livermore and Scaur Ridge trails. Hike Summary Difficulty: Hard Trailhead: Livermore S Trailhead Distance: 11 miles Elevation: 4,180' (North Tripyramid), 4,140' (Middle Tripyramid) Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft. Delete. It was a little overkill for the beginning section, but the lifts worked great on the steeps and I avoided postholing. After the sledding ended it felt like a long walk back over the ten crossings. We stopped for about a half hour for lunch near the south peak and dawned our puffy jackets. I love the North Slide! A few scrubby little trees gave some (probably false) sense of security in the exposed areas. We guessed around four feet of snow which almost buried the trail signs. The Mount Tripyramid trail re-enters the woods at the bottom right of the slide. North Tripyramid Summit: 1500. The Tripyramid Slides: A Crazy Steep First Look into Winter Today was a really difficult but super fun hike in the Sandwich Wilderness! Trip report: Mt Tripyramid, Waterville Valley, NH. There was a small drop into a col between the north and middle peaks of Mt. North Tripyramid Trail Conditions and Trip Reports are crowdsourced from many hiking websites across the Internet. It also gets exponentially steeper. Distance: 11 miles roundtrip with Middle Tripyramid Mountain. Mount Tripyramid, located about 4 miles east of the Waterville Valley Ski Area in the Sandwich Range Wilderness, forms the picturesque east wall of the Waterville Valley. On Wednesday, I ventured into the Sandwich Wilderness to continue on my journey of the 48 four thousand footers. We're making an effort to be outside more and really appreciate the world around us. I love these extremely technical, challenging portions of the Whites, but this was the first time I was actually afraid while hiking (well besides Carrigain solo for sunrise but my fear of the dark is a bit different). Fees: There is typically a $5 fee to hike the Tripyramid Peak Loop. The north slide took a lot out of me mentally, so I was looking really looking forward to the part of Livermore Tr. North, Middle, South peaks. View from Middle Tripyramid As the fall begins to make its shift into winter, the days become shorter and shorter. - When I reached the south slide of Mount Tripyramid I had two options, I could head up to South Tripyramid, over Middle Tripyramid and head back to the car, OR, I could head down the south slide, hike the Livermore Trail for a mile and head up the north slide to North Tripramid, and then head down. Northern views open to Mt. I wore snowshoes the whole way up and found them necessary. North and Middle peaks. I come up to NH to get away from all of the Boston traffic, so the sight of the gridlock-ridden Kanc last weekend was more frightening to me than the slides after a day of rain! Whiteface are much steeper and require proficiency in crampon use in steep terrain. The crossings were all open, but none very difficult. At one point I made the mistake of looking down at the steep section I had just ascended. Spring starts March 21st, but we won’t start to get Spring like conditions until probably April. Ascending the north slide required a lot of mental perseverance, but I loved the challenge! The combination of just-past-peak foliage with the first signs of winter made for a beautiful day in the mountains. The first, and more popular, trail is the Mt. yeah that slide in the winter must be crazy, I think it would be fun though!! Towards the top of the slide we started to see a light dusting of snow on the rocks and trees. Using the below route, you will have the opportunity to ascend and descend two very steep slide … Hike Type: Out and Back / Lollipop View: Good on Slides, Poor (North Tripyramid), Poor (Middle Tripyramid) Map: Trip Report: This weekend Fiona and I decided to lead our first MITOC hike together… Since I started touring in the Whites, I’ve wanted to ski the North Slide on Mount Tripyramid. Livermore Rd, Livermore Tr, North Slide, Mt. It’s one of the longest and most consistently steep slides… I arrived at the Livermore Road Trailhead at 7:00 am, ready for the slides! Tripyramid Tr, and South Slide. Hike date: 08/23/2018 Description: Middle Tripyramid Mountain is the second highest of the three Tripyramids and has a nice outlook with views to west looking towards Mount Tecumseh. Book time is 6:30! But getting there on foot is the opposite sort of hiking, a broad path of hard pack easy terrain. A slide. I knew that the trail climbed 1,800 ft in about a mile, but it's hard to put that in perspective until you get up there. It's really not an option. This rock slab ascent climbs almost 1,700 feet in 1 mile which means it is really steep! Mar 05 2013 | Tripyramids (Winter) Mar 05 2013 | Tripyramids (Winter) Mar 06 2013 | Tripyramids via Pine Bend (3/2) ... Sep 19 2013 | Tripyramids via North Slide. Even though there were times when I was nervous, it was really fun scrambling up such difficult terrain. My friend and I had met this couple who had done all of the 4,000 footers multiple times, but it was their first time up and down the slides. Mid-Winter conditions above 4,000 feet although the rock slides were questionable. As it grew steeper we cut switchbacks, moving back and forth across the slide. Overall a great hike on a beautiful day for #41 and #42 of the NH48 4,000 footers! It was a winter wonderland and we loved every minute of it. The bottom of the slide was mostly small and medium sized loose rocks. After this there was a section of pretty steep large slabs of rocks and this is where we started running into some minor difficulties. Our plan was to hike North (4180′) and Middle (4140′) via Pine Bend Brook Trail. This is a cash only fee. Starting from the Livermore Road parking area in Waterville Valley, the route follows Livermore Rd. Philip Werner October 30, 2012 at 4:19 PM. North Tripyramid Mountain is only 0.7 miles away from its summit, making it a popular “peak bagging” option for day hikers. Last weekend I drove by Lincoln on I-93 and there was traffic backed up for miles on the highway. I was pretty intimidated by the sight of the seemingly vertical slide as far as the eye could see. It took more focus than I've ever needed in my life, and any of you that know me know that I get distracted pretty easily. I’ve done it three times in summer, and find it enjoyable to do. Follow us on our fun adventures!! Panoramic from Middle Tripyramid I descended Sabbaday Brook Trail, even though it would add approximately two miles to the trip, including a one mile walk on the Kancamagus Highway opposed to taking Pine Bend Brook Trail back to my vehicle . The north and south slides of the Tripyramid Mountains are known for being some of the steepest and most treacherous trails in all of New England and are both on the Terrifying 25list. South Tripyramid does not as it stands less than 200 ft above the col on the ridge from Middle Tripyramid. Mt Tripyramid, Waterville Valley, NH. Outside of New England Allison has also thru hiked the John Muir Trail and explored mountains in the German and Austrian Alps, Israel, and the Azores. The north and south slides of the Tripyramid Mountains are known for being some of the steepest and most treacherous trails in all of New England and are both on the, #41 North Tripyramid (4,180 ft), and #42 Middle Tripyramid (4,140 ft) via. There was more than a foot of fresh snow on the slide as we trudged upward. Thanks for the sled info – I know slippery pants often are good enough (esp for the tripyramids! The slide then opened up to a vast, 45 degree rock field full of small and large areas of scree. The plan was a traverse of the Sandwich Range from Pine Bend Brook Trail, to Whiteface and to Ferncroft, where we would get a ride back from my brother. Hikers interested in extending their a… Possible tricky spots: N Tripyramid slabs and S Tripyramid slide. Too … Then another slide. share. For me, that’s a good time. 2019-07-20. your own Pins on Pinterest We speed walked out back to the parking lot and made it back right at 1:15. Many of the 4,000 footers start with an easier approach, but those are not the parts that make a hike worthwhile. Jun 4, 2015 - This Pin was discovered by Lyn C. Discover (and save!) where I could turn my brain off and walk. Through great focus I came out of this section with only one minor slip on some black ice. We then backtracked over North and back the route we ascended. The mountain consists of 3 major peaks (North, Middle, and South) and has one of the two most \"infamous\" hiking trails in the NH White Mountains: the exposed class 2 friction North Slide portion of the Mount Tripyramid Trail (the other being Huntington Ravine Trail on Mount Washington). Hike Type: Out and Back / Lollipop View: Good on Slides, Poor (North Tripyramid), Poor (Middle Tripyramid) Map: Trip Report: This weekend Fiona and I decided to lead our first MITOC hike together… (Note: November 17 2007: I've attached a photo of the North Slide taken today in similar conditions.) (Saturday) Via Livermore and Mt Tripyramid trails, taking the North Slide on the way up and the South Slide on the way down. North Slide - Mount Tripyramid. Then it’s rainy like the UK . I instantly got a knot in my stomach. I knew that they would be difficult, but I don't think I was mentally prepared for the grade at which the north slide would ascend. Using the below route, you will have the opportunity to ascend and descend two very steep slide … I thoroughly enjoyed the first 4 miles heading to North Tripyramid. Middle Tripyramid Mountain is a 4,140 foot mountain in the Sandwich Range of the White Mountains in Waterville Valley. The slide travels at a 45 degree angle towards the summit of North Tripyramid, half of the trail is slippery, rock slabs, the other half loose crumbling scree. Be sure you have micro spikes and are prepared for anything. Light breeze. It was a windy day on the North Slide. Tripyramids (Winter) The Tripyramids consist of three distinct peaks, but only two count as 4000-footers. We ended up doing the first 4.3 miles of the hike in about an hour and a half but as soon as we hit the bottom of the slide we slowed considerably. Carrigain over that way and the Signal Ridge too. Let’s get right to it and talk about how hard the Tripyramids are if you opt for the Mount Tripyramid Loop.. Wind. Base of North Slide: 1330. The south slide was much less consuming than north. I took the Tripyramid Loop Trail ascending the North Slide and descending South Slide looping my way back to the trailhead. This trail is challenging and strenuous with 45 degree climbs for extended periods but has great rewarding views. Tripyramid’s own North Slide, then looping across to South Slide is another. The north slide of the Tripyramid loop has a reputation. A nice ending to a winter in which I enjoyed views from 15 different slides in the southern Whites: 5 on Tripyramid, 4 on Osceola, 3 on Passaconaway, 2 on Scar Ridge … We saw a few people on the Livermore Road and no one else until the second summit. Tripyramid Trail Pine Bend Brook Trail Sabbaday Brook Trail Scaur Ridge Trail: Winter Access Notes: The slides are often technical in nature. Our plan was to hike North (4180′) and Middle (4140′) via Pine Bend Brook Trail. This took us over North then over to Middle. (and yes, I am fully prepared to hike solo, I do it literally every time I’m up there, including during the winter). I was the only one in the lot, but I figured I would be since it was a Tuesday morning. It is known as one of the most technical sections of trail in the White Mountains. North Tripyramid via North Slide: 3/5/20 Never thought I'd be doing the North Slide in winter, and hadn't really planned on it today, but once I started up I kept going. #41 North Tripyramid (4,180 ft), and #42 Middle Tripyramid (4,140 ft) via. January 6th 2016. I'll add to the chorus of folks that are saying it would be insane to attempt North Tripyramid slide without crampons at this time. As you hike up from the valley, there are two trailheads for Mount Tripyramid. So envious of your proper snow, you have tons and tons and tons of it!!! This route is perfect for sledding as it isn’t too windy or super steep. While we should all have a healthy fear of these mountains, especially in winter, all of these peaks can be climbed if you have the proper gear, the necessary skills, and favorable weather conditions. I think my hiking skills improved more in this single hike than many others that I have done. Lots of scree and small, loose rocks. HIKING THE 48 4000-FOOTERS OF NH IN WINTER All of the 4000-Footers of New Hampshire can be hiked in winter, and many hikers set out to do just that. It was a really beautiful late fall day but it was a little bit chilly. South Slide, South Tripyramid Combine this with the North Slide of the Tripyramids to make a fun, albeit exhausting, loop. It is less than a mile to Middle Tripyramid. (Thursday) Via Livermore and Mt Tripyramid trails, taking the North Slide on the way up and the South Slide on the way down. There was no end in sight which made me a little nervous. It was good to know we were done with that part of the hike and we were onto a comparably easy traverse. For the person who asked, I have what’s called a slidy sled from LLBean. After 10 stream crossings (yes, ten each way) we made it to the steeps. A Reinvigorating Hike on the Tripyramid Slides One thing I’ve learned in the past year of hiking is that trails are more fun when they’re difficult. On the way down, we did some sledding so I switched to microspikes. Lists: New England 4,000 Footers, New England 100 Highest, New Hampshire 4,000 Footers It was a beautiful and calm day in the Whites. We saw some views of Waterville Valley which were in and out of the clouds. I just got a new L.L.Bean jacket from the outlet in Concord, and I was really glad to have it. North, Middle, South peaks. Philip Werner October 30, 2012 at 4:19 PM. Looking at it I knew that if I made a mistake and fell down there it would mean serious injury or even death. But on this side of the mountain? Mt. 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