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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Kinsman (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Basin Cascades Trail, Kinsman Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 19, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There was ample parking in a plowed lot at the Basin. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There were a few water crossings, all very easy to navigate. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: None 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The trail had already been broken out by a snowshoer most likely the day before so it was easy to follow up until about mile 3.8. This is where the trail was no longer broken and also where the blazes seemed to completely disappear. After spending about a half an hour or so making several attempts to locate another blaze, my adventure buddy and I decided to turn around and descend. This cemented the need for me to invest in a Garmin. For the trails we did cover, we found that the conditions invited the use of crampons and snow shoes equally as the snow was rather packed however, with the warm sun coming in later in the morning, adding some melt, snow shoes were the better choice.  
Name
Name: Extreme Erica 
E-Mail
E-Mail: pappalardoerica@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-20 
Link
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