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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There is a small perm from the old snowbank as you enter but it shouldn't be a problem. Parking area had only a dusting of snow on top of a hard packed base. When I returned two other cars were parked there. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: the three brook crossings were all snow bridged,  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: I followed Matt's snowshoe track from Monday, some of it had disappeared by the recent dusting of snow and windblown snow. Of all the trails I hiked this winter the Mt. Kinsman trail is the best brushed one. No face-slapping branches. Thanks to the trail maintainer Bruce. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lucy had a great time, even helped in staying on the trail between the two peaks, when there were no signs of previous travel. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: When I reached the KRT boot traffic up to North Kinsman was evident, but it did not affect the trail and it was easy to get up there with snowshoes. On the way over to the south peak snowshoe tracks from the day before stopped before reaching the col, where there are some old blowdowns. Some tracks tried to get around but they stopped. I turned left off the trail, following snowshoe tracks and turned sharp right, where they ended, and found the trail corridor. From there the tracks that Matt had made were covered up in new snow but it was easy to follow the trail corridor. Lucy helped. On my way back to N. Kinsman and down Mt. Kinsman trails met seven hikers, all in snowshoes!  
Name
Name: Georg 
E-Mail
E-Mail: georg3@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-13 
Link
Link: http:// 
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