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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail, ski trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 18, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ski parking area access plowed and a few spots opened up, but my guess is a car could get through the unplowed areas without getting stuck. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There were a few blowdowns. I removed the upper two but larger ones remain. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I thought the might tough little dog would earn his moniker, and he did become a snowball schnauzer up high, but he removed his snowballs on top and scooted back and forth as we went down the trail, having a ball. Only danger was mine from laughing so hard. 
Bugs
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Pepper and I went nuts not hiking yesterday so I thought we could get the feel of a short but real winter hike in by doing Cannon in the am. There were a couple of inches of new snow at the parking area; maybe 6+ at the top, with just a little new stuff falling. I put the snowshoes on early for traction and kept them on the rest of the trip. The footprints from yesterday split where the ski trail spur intersects the KRT, and we took the ski path from there. Up on top we followed the KRT down a ways to see if it has been used, and it had not been. No views. Passed 2 skiers barebooting on the way up (they only postholed on the ski slope and that wasn't often) and saw 4 more skiers at the top with a lab, but I couldn't see how they had gotten there.  
Name
Name: Pepper and Me 
E-Mail
E-Mail: windriversjohn at gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-04-18 
Link
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