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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking. The dirt lot had some debris from the construction activity last year. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No crossings on this route 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The Kinsman Ridge Trail from the Tramway Parking to Cannon Mountain is not good in spots. At lower elevations there is severe erosion so the trail is in a trench up to four feet below the surrounding forest surface. The rotted rock prevents good traction especially on descent. I would imagine that the trench becomes a stream bed during heavy rainfall. Not sure if the path can be re-routed. There is rough footing over rocks in the ski glades. There is wet ledges/rocks especially uphill from the roped off ski trail. There is mud between the outlook and the summit. Today the mud near the outlook was merely sticky and the mud at the bottom of the col between the main summit and the east summit could mostly be avoided by a well worn by-pass route. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Some bugs down low but not too bad 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Although the trail has some problems as noted above, the trail provides great views of the Franconia Range after a relatively short time. Nice views down to Echo Lake.
Tourists at the summit via the Tramway. One man was from Liberia.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-07-16 
Link
Link: http:// 
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