New Hampshire
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman (attempt), NH
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Around the Lake Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 17, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: North lot at the Hiker info cabin had a few spots at 10am. Southern lot was packed ice, had to help a push out a small car that had been stuck. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One or two of the blazes on the Fishin Jimmy Trail have come off the trees (bark peeling). Otherwise most in great shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Did not see any pups. 
Bugs: One small fly on the trail.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Lonesome Lake trail at the lower elevation is bit of monorail and bare ground. Trail is bit wet due the melting snow. The upper part of the switchback has packed snow with a good portion of mono rail. The surface is becoming very granular. Most people we saw had traction. There were one or two bare-booters heading down the trail and they were doing a bit of butt sliding - not by choice :).
Plenty of snow at the 4-way intersection on the Northeast side of the lake - the snow was all packed out. Heading south on the East side of the lake there were a few post holes. We kept our traction on and stayed on the center of the trail.
Made an attempt at the Kinsmans by going up Fishin Jimmy Trail. This trail was mostly packed snow with a thin monorail for the first mile. A few snow bridges but no major issues. We turned around because of the ice on some of the steeper sections (we were not "feeling it" today).
Around the Lake trail was soft snow and we switched to snow shoes - right choice. We post holed a few times on this particular trail but manage to make it around the lake.

Name: Moose & Little Bear 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-18 
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