Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Kinsman (attempt), NH
Trails: Gordon Pond Trail, bushwhack, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No signage for this trailhead that i could see. Poorly spaced blazes and rare signage at intersections. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Lots! and lots! and lots! of water,Mud, Etc 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Could not tell you was not on the trail long enough! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Um, plenty of water  
Bugs: Down low buggy up high seemed ok. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Well in my seven years of hiking the Whites this trip was an eppic failure.
Trail is not well marked or at least from what i could see. I made a wrong turn, crossed a river mistake # 1. Came to powerlines and followed upon bad info given to me mistake #2. Should have turned back mistake #3, but got to Bog pond, I could see the ridgeline that i wanted, which now required a harrowing bushwack. Shot my bearing i thought would get me up to the ridge without much climbing. I was right but near exhaustion when i got to the top. Seen 1 bear 2 moose at bog pond. I trudged thru knee deep water, got stuck in mud, bent my hiking pole ive had since i started hiking. Overall just a bad day. I will do this again!!, when i heal from all the scapes and cuts and my tail between my legs. By the way if you see a hiker hitchen a ride pick him up you would like the same.  
Name: Tyke 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-07-06 
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