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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, April 28, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Very large pile of gravel and ripped up asphalt in the clearing by the trailhead, stay way left and you can barely make it to the trailhead 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of small branches down in the first 1/4 mile, removed a bunch - one tricky duck under about a half mile up 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dogs used to the variable conditions this time of year and potential postholing should have no issues 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Wore snowshoes for 99% of the hike, started in micros but quickly switched due to unstable crumbling monorail, snowshoes helped quite a bit to prevent sinking and postholing. Monorail became more stable just before the trail heads into the gladed area but still had an inch or two of sticky snow. Above the viewpoint wet sticky snow 6-8", trail probably hadn't seen use in at least 2-3 days but was fairly easy to follow - still tons of snow up high with several blazes at snow level. Slow going on the downhill with softer snow and some slipping and sliding. Tough spring hike but got rewarded with some views - would have been MUCH tougher without snowshoes, especially the section above the viewpoint - definitely would have been much slower going with some very deep postholes - would recommend snowshoes for at least the next few weeks if headed up this way ...  
Name
Name: Winter hiker 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-04-28 
Link
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