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Peaks
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings are half frozen over. No issues crossing 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in beautiful shape now. Only one or two blowdowns on the trail now that you can step over easily. Many thanks to the hard work that was put in to remove the blowdowns from the Halloween storm. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Group of five from RGoH doing an out and back via Mt. Kinsman trail. There is a fair amount of ice on the trails now, so it would be pretty careless not to have traction at this point in the season. The first mile is essentially ice free with a slight dusting of snow. After the first water crossing, it gets slightly worse. It's possible to bare boot to the ridge, but some of us put on spikes about two miles in and kept them on until we got back to the junction with Bald Peak. Kinsman Ridge trail is a thin sheet of ice with about an inch or so of snow. All blowdowns have been cleared. First time I was on the summit of both peaks with no wind. Great start to the winter season.  
Name
Name: psuhiker 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-12 
Link
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