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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Was the only one in the lot in morning. One other car when I got.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Managed to keep my feet dry on all of the crossings.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in great shape. Some muddy spots down low but water is being diverted by well placed water bars.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any dogs but don't think they would have a problem.  
Bugs
Bugs: None.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost or found.  
 
Comments
Comments: Did this one solo. Started at noon and back down by 5:00. Only saw two other people all day. Dry trail down low, then some muddy sections, and finally the snow starts around the 2,600 feet level (just after the spur Trail to the lookout). I used my snow shoes because I prefer the stable platform they provide along with the traction and the heel lifts. The monorail felt pretty stable and I think it could be easily bare booted. There were a few sections were a felt silly wearing the snow shoes since there wasn't any snow but I kept them on until I got back to that spot where I put them on. It was the spikes that went for a ride this time.
 
Name
Name: Michael and Monica 
E-Mail
E-Mail: michaelfblair@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-18 
Link
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