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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks South Kinsman, NH
Trails
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, June 15, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Rte 112 lot wide open 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is clear and in good shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I saw one happy dog but there's not much water along this stretch for dogs. Coould be an issue on a hot day 
Bugs
Bugs: Plenty of black flies but they don't bite if you keep moving 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: This is one of the few AT sections that I haven"t done so i was happy to get to it. It's a steep climb from 112 on to the ridge then rolling over high point 3009 and Mount Wolf. You descend into the Eliza Brook valley, a welcome rest after 7 hard miles. Eliza Brook is flowing nicely, tank up here because there is little usable water beyond the brook. Follow the brook for a half mile to a muddy pond then begin a steep ascent to the South Kinsman dome. A late arrival on the summit made for a nice sunset and a pleasant overnight bivvy once the wind settled down. I met a dozen or so thru hikers all in good spirits, many were flip-floppers, starting in Harpers Ferry. Weather was perfect.  
Name
Name: Sundance 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-06-16 
Link
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