Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Kinsman (attempt), NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The parking lot was pretty easy to get in/out of at 8:30am and 10:30am this morning.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues. Mostly bridged as of this morning but the rain may change that.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trail is regularly blazed in blue down low and is well trodden and easy to follow. One small downed tree whose limbs you need to duck under not too far before we turned around (maybe 1.25mi in??).  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A miserable day to bring your dog out but this trail is pretty doable for most hiking dogs. Some ledges/mini-scrambles on the ridge trail they may struggle with but down low the trail is pretty gentle.  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: We picked up an orange stabilizer or yaktrax or whatever they are and left it at the trailhead.  
Comments: Three of us attempted the Kinsmans today but we had to turn around just over 1.5mi in as one of us had trouble staying dry. The purpose of this report is to update you on current weather conditions. There was absolutely no accumulation of snow but the time we left the trailhead this morning. All the precipitation had been rain. Shortly before we turned around (2000ft) there was a very minimal amount of new, wet snow, but that was it. Things that were ice on our way up were slush on the way down. It was pretty warm (37F at the trailhead when we started and 40F when we returned) and the rain was steady enough to quickly be melting things. Definitely recommend bringing spikes for the slush and any ice that remains tomorrow. Snowshoes will still almost definitely be needed at high elevation tomorrow but I was surprised to see rain at the trailhead rather than a couple inches of new snow overnight.  
Name: Liam Cooney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-16 
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