Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Hi Cannon Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 27, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked over by the tunnel, but saw a couple vehicles in the summer lot when I came out.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Didn't even notice the big one on Fishin Jimmy, it was so frozen over 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: a couple blowdowns on Hi Cannon near the bottom. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: One Dark Chocolate/Cherry Kind bar. Not returning One Voile Ski strap. Red 
Comments: Got a nice early start (-8*) and went right to Lonesome lake with just spikes. Continued up Fishin Jimmy and changed to snowshoes at the campsite for the added traction and televators. Kept them on the rest of the hike. Caught pre-sunrise on North Kinsman, Even more light on South Kinsman, and full sunrise on North Kinsman. What a beautiful morning to be out. Decided to continue over to Cannon via Kinsman Ridge Tr. over the Cannon Balls, and was pleasantly surprised. It had new snow on it, but a snowshoe base underneath. Not fully packed, but enough to follow easily without causing any problems with walking. Not the case after going to Cannon summit and descending Hi Cannon. What a mess. Been bare booted for a while and it is nothing but holes, steps, and a very narrow trail. Too narrow for snowshoes in places which made travel a pain in the ass. I did pass three guys down near the bottom and gave them all gold stars for wearing their snowshoes, so with a bit of effort this trail may get cleaned up a bit before the big storm this weekend. Back to the car and noticed it had warmed up substantially (-2*) but the sun was out, so it felt like 10*  
Name: Jim Jorgensen 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-27 
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