Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 12, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parking lot was fairly empty when we got there and a little packed but not overwhelming when we left 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All manageable, either frozen or snow covered rocks made it easy to cross 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Almost no visible damage from the storm a few weeks back. Trail seemed to be in good condition. Some bridges around the lake appeared to be sinking and froze into the water, but easily passable. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw one golden retriever who was VERY excited and almost pushed me off the mountain.  
Bugs: zero 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: found a single slip on crampon looked like it could be a for a kid or woman based on size. Had actual spikes on the bottom brand was 'STABLE' model 'ICERS' if you think this is yours please email me. I didn't want to leave it at the trail head just to continuously get covered in snow and ice. 
Comments: 1st snow hike ever. The trail was in good condition. I have never hiked these trails before but based on the amount of ice and running water I would expect it to be fairly wet during summer. Managed great time on the way up and took a bit longer on the way down because some of the trickier all ice spots. I didn't have the best crampons and didn't want to injure myself, especially never having hiked in snow/ice conditions. Beautiful trail and steep hike, views are great and weather was good.  
Name: Sammy 
E-Mail: the antinoros at 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-13 
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