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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, Bald Peak, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Bald Peak Spur, Flume Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Trailhead. 1 vehicle on arrival 2 others on return. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: water slightly elevated. 1st crossing rock hoppable 2nd required only 1/2" boot submersion in middle,3rd no issue 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good shape but Mt Kimsman Trail does show some erosion at upper levels due to spring runoff 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: not today 
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: packed out a snow basket 
 
Comments
Comments: A great morning hike of these peaks and views on the Kinsmans not needed today. The smell of sping is in the air despite light rime forming at upper levels on the trees.Remaining patchy icy stretches and monorail starts at about 3100 feet. While i was able to bareboot to South Kinsman, micros were a wise choice on the return until point of 3100. It was nice briefly chatting with another early a.m. hiker as well as the three others i met on the return trip. Snowshoes stayed in the trunk.  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-06 
Link
Link: http:// 
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