Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Pemi Trail, Cascade Brook Trail, Kinsman Pond Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Basin Cascades Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 22, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Basin parking lot is plowed and plenty of spots 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All snow bridges intact, had to head a little south of trail crossing to find a full bridge along the Basin Cascades trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No trees down that were not easily managed by going around or over.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great traction for dogs, Dozer had a great outing, & saw several dogs on the trail. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Microspikes necessary from the start, but no other traction required here as long as it is below freezing. Entire trail / monorail easily navigable with a normal stride despite sections where some poor postholer had a bad day. All water crossings were solid, there was a few spots of ice near the summit of N. Kinsman, but nothing difficult to get over unless you are a 60# dog with short legs. Some steep sections showed potential at the end of the day for the frozen granular to turn to ice. There was also some snow melting at lower elevations later in the day, but it still supported full weight. Great conditions for a hike on firm snow!  
Name: Massa & Dozer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-22 
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