Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Kinsman Notch Peak, Mt. Wolf, Gordon Pond, Blue Ridge (North Peak), NH
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail, herd path, Mt. Wolf outlook spur, Gordon Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, November 26, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Beaver Brook trailhead in Kinsman Notch. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Ice - Blue 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems. The largest crossing was the outlet of Gordon Pond and it was easily rock hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns on KRT, nothing major. GPT was a mess. Blowdown city. Just glad the mud pit headed to the pond was frozen. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure! Not much water aside from the pond. 
Bugs: Nope. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: On my to do list for a while, I finally got out to Wolf. I didn't think this hike's reputation was that bad on the way out, but holy crap there's a lot of climbing on the way back. Cruised over Kinsman Notch Peak. Met Pepper & Me on the way to Wolf and he gave me some more info on the herd path to the jar. The path is easy to miss, it's at a right turn on the trail (if headed north), with a faded yellow blaze on a tree. Step into the woods a bit and you'll see it. The high point is very close to the trail. I signed in, the last entry was from 11/23. From there I went up to the outlook on the east knob, not much to see there. Descending I did a short trip out and back to Gordon Pond. A very nice spot! Returning to the KRT, I did a short bushwhack to the north peak of Blue Ridge. Not 100% sure I hit the high point though.

Trails were very icy. I hugged the side of the trail in many spots. I carried spikes, but it was easier to bare boot the exposed rocks within the ice.  
Name: KenM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-11-26 
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