December 31, 2021
Peaks: East Sleeper; West Sleeper; South, Middle, and North Tripyramids
Start: Downes Brook trailhead
End: Pine Bend Brook trailhead
Elevation gain: 4298′
I started from Downes Brook trailhead, and followed tracks all the way up to Kate Sleeper trail. Along the way, I crossed Downes Brook 10 times and there was only 1 mostly stable snowbridge. I managed to avoid getting my feet wet, but it did involve a number of 4-foot jumps onto rocks in the middle of the brook. This motivated me to return a different way, especially once I saw a few sets of tracks leading from the Tripyramids. And I saw the sun and blue sky for the first time in a week. It was a glorious day.