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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, Northeast Cannonball, NH
Trails
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lafayette Place Campground Lot full @9:30, last car in lot @6:30 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None unbridged of any significance  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdown patches in various spots across the Cannonballs with a really bad one on top of Middle Cannonball 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few very happy dogs 
Bugs
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
 
Comments
Comments: Lonesome Lake Tr is very well packed from trailhead to Coppermine Col. Fishin Jimmy Tr and Kinsman Ridge Tr from Kinsman Junction to South Kinsman and from NE Cannonball to Coppermine Col is all well packed also. Kinsman Pond Tr was packed to the pond outlook past the shelter; a few people broke it out this afternoon. Kinsman Ridge Tr from Coppermine Col heading towards Cannon also looked very well packed. I ran into a fellow redliner who helped consolidate Around the Lake Tr and Dodge Cutoff. Kinsman Ridge Tr between Kinsman Junction and NE Cannonball was in pretty rough shape. Thanks to postholio breaking trail, even after 3 or 4 sets of snowshoes today it needs more work and that means people wearing snowshoes! If u own them, bring them and use them. Luckily there were enough people in snowshoes and some butt sliders to compensate for all the people in spikes. I was breaking/reconsolidating until I ran into another guy heading South on the North side of the Middle Cannonball and then consolidated his tracks to NE Cannonball. It took about 15 minutes to find where the trail went thru the blowdown patch on top of Middle Cannonball and then whack a bypass around it. Really slowed my overall speed and had to break out the headlamp at Lonesome Lake for the trip down to the car  
Name
Name: Heat Lightning 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ecs@mountainlogworks.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-21 
Link
Link: http:// 
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