Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Cannon Mountain, Northeast Cannonball, North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Cascade Brook Trail, Lonesome Lake Trail, Pemi Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, September 1, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the Tramway trailhead. I parked in the dirt area near the trailhead rather than in the paved parking area. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No significant crossings. Bridges spanned the Pemigewasset. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good condition. Only one tree across trail on Fishin' Jimmy. A few bog bridges on the Kinsman Ridge Trail are deteriorating but most are in good condition. A section of the Kinsman Ridge Trail towards the Tramway end of the trail is in a rock trench caused by erosion. The sign for the Hi-Cannon Trail is missing at the junction with the Lonesome Lake Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Many of dogs on the trails today. 
Bugs: Some bugs on the open ledge areas but they weren't biting. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great day in the western edge of the White Mountains. Fine views of the Franconia Range and other mountains as well as lake scenery. Gave guidance and encouragement to a Slovakian woman descending Cannon Mtn via Kinsman Ridge Trail. Saw RT Boon who I last met on Mt Eisenhower in the Spring. Met a couple of young woman and their dog on the ledges by North Kinsman. We all waved to a glider pilot who soared close by the summit.
The Kinsman Ridge Trail was in good condition but as usual there weren't many hikers between Kinsman Junction and Cannon Mountain. The Kinsman Ridge Trail between Lonesome Lake Trail and Cannon Mountain is steep with lots of boulders so the going can be slow and arduous for those not accustomed to such conditions. On North Kinsman a view down to Kinsman Pond can be had by descending to the second tier of ledges.  
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-09-01 
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