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Slides & Sleepers

07-02-2011

Submitted By Michael Virdone

The Mountains & Stats

14 miles with 4140 feet of gain
  • East Sleeper (3840 Feet, NH) globe
  • Middle Tripyramid (4140 Feet, NH) globe Mountain
  • North Tripyramid (4180 Feet, NH) globe Mountain

People On The Trip

Trip Report

     We had such a good time on the slides of Tripyramid last time we decided to re-visit them on the way to getting east sleeper.

      We made great time getting to the start of the trail to North on the livermore road. The climb up the North slide was a blast as usual, although we accidentally got onto a trail that paralleled the slide for a little ways (on the left hand side). Both Nicole and I traversed to get back on the slide as the climbing was much more fun (and less scratchy with the branches).

      Overall the climb was wonderful with the exception of some bugs, and in no time we were at the summit.

      The hike over the other summits were the same old hike, nothing too exciting. We didn't stay for long on middle due to the fact that the bugs were being a pain.

      The descent down to the south slide and the junction with the sleeper trail was steep but we got there quick.

      The sleeper trail was funny, the first 1/8 mile after the slide was some of the worst trail I've hiked on. It was lots of sidehilling with bad footing and a lot of PUD. Then all of a sudden it became the best trail I've hiked on. I don't think I have ever had such gradual elevation change on any hike ever! We were also treated to MOUNDS of moose droppings (including one spot where it looked like they all went at the same time).

      Eventually we finished the out and back and were doing our final descent. We beat feet to hike out quickly and ended up doing the entire hike in 7:15 car-to-car. The road walking approach helped our overall time dramatically.

The Good and The Bad

The Good:

Fun slide climbing
Good views from the slides
Gradual trails up/down the sleepers
The best swimming hole we've ever found

The Bad:

The initial start of the sleeper trail
Bugs

The Drive

Up & Back from NH house
Found a wonderful swimming hole on the drive out

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