Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was the only vehicle when I arrived at 8AM. There were three vehicles, including mine, at 3:45PM.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were easy but be careful of icy rocks/black ice during crossings. On the descent with the final crossing, I put my foot onto black ice and fell. Luckily I did not fall into the brook! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: MKT is well maintained, newer water bars doing their job well. I recall a single step over about a half mile from the lot not far from where it meets the old trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I saw one dog on the Kinsman Ridge Trail.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A blustery, chilly hike up Mt. Kinsman and Kinsman Ridge trails. Nice to walk on snow again! Today was a taste of winter. An inch or so of snow starting at Bald Peak junction and increasing to about 3 inches along Kinsman Ridge Trail. I bare booted up Mount Kinsman Trail and tossed on spikes about 1 mile past Bald Peak junction. The cloud ceiling was low but I still got spectacular panoramic views from the North Kinsman ledge! Met 4 hikers and had a good trail conversation with Pierre Andre from Quebec City who is here for a hiking vacation all this week. Great day out!  
Name: RollingRock 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-23 
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