Ascent of North Tripyramid on 2013-10-19

Climber: Michael Berger

Others in Party:Richard Bedard -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Brian Platt
Date:Saturday, October 19, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:North Tripyramid
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4160 ft / 1267 m

Ascent Trip Report

Repeat visit to the Tripyramids with Dick and Brian. It was a beautiful fall day with the sun out and a bit chilly - especially as we got higher. We took the Pine Bend trail from the Kanc. I really enjoyed this trail quite a bit. It starts out very flat, but really nice as it runs along Pine Bend Brook and crosses several easy water crossings. After a couple miles, it heads up to the ridge climbing steeply through a gully making it a very unique trail with great views out the mouth of the gully as we were climbing. Really lots of fun. It was a very pleasant walk along the ridge until that final 1/4 mile if steep climbing and rock scrambles up to North peak. Even though it wasn't warm, I managed to finish all the water I was carrying shortly before reaching the first peak. I'm very susceptible to dehydration and cramping so I was a bit worried, but no issues. We took a pleasant walk along the ridge to Middle peak where we stopped for lunch and talked to lots of climbers - lots of people on the trails today. I was thinking about going to South peak, but decided not to given my water situation. BTW - I do carry a water purifier with me - there were no water sources once you leave the base and start climbing. We headed back down. I was expecting the steep rock scrambles, slippery roots, and very slippery rocks to be a problem, but going down was no problem. We had a couple beers when we got back to the car to celebrate any successful hike - the bar's pretty low: if can still walk back to your car; success!
Summary Total Data
    Route:Pine Bend Brook - Mt Tripyramid
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail

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