|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Kinsman (attempt), NH|
||Mt. Kinsman Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, October 17, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lot was not plowed, but accessible via cars (though slushy). Roads weren't terrible, but noted multiple places in the notch and around to 116 where cars had slid into ditches. Some secondary roads may be tough to get into due to small snowbanks. |
||Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Did not venture up the trail, but some of the creeks and rivers visible from the road were roaring. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||The forecast suggested snow could drop down to as low as 2,500 feet. There was no snow south of the Flume, however it was winter from the Basin and northbound through Franconia Notch, around Route 116, and through Kinsman Notch. Around lunchtime at Cannon's Peabody base, there was a good 2-3" of sloppy wet snow on the ground.|
The Mt. Kinsman Trail had a couple of inches of slop at the trailhead. Snow melting from underneath (unfrozen ground) and dropping off the trees. I was planning on slop for the upper half of the hike, not the entire hike, so I decided to wait for another day. I would recommend winter/shoulder season boots if attempting something in the vicinity this weekend.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.