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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Blue Ridge - South Peak, Blue Ridge - North Peak, Mt. Wolf, NH
Trails
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail, bushwhacks
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 8, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Fee Area 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail could use some trim. A few blowdowns along the way. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Starting out, we had a nice crust that held each of us and made for quick going. These conditions varied with the crust breaking at times. Trailbreaking ranged from standing on crust to near knee depth sinking, with the majority being very manageable. Snowshoes were used for the entire route. We found the route finding to be very straight forward.

The bushwhacks to these peaks are each just stone's throws from the KRT. On blue ridge north, we circled the recognized highpoint before Amy found it only yards from our initial tracks up. All three highpoints are recognized, with one being redundant, illusive, and hard to access. Wolf needs a pencil, as there is only a pen, which worked surprising well despite cold temps.

Big thanks to Amy for joining on this cold, but very nice day out.  
Name
Name: Nordic Gal, zporterColdRiverCampCook 
E-Mail
E-Mail: zap88@tds.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-01-08 
Link
Link: http:// 
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