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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mittersil Peak, Cannon Mountain, Northeast Cannonball, North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails
Trails: Route 116, Coppermine Trail, abandoned Coppermine Ski Trail, Tucker Brook Ski Trail, Taft Trail, Rim Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Kinsman Pond Trail, Mt. Kinsman Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, July 9, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: A few cars at Mt. Kinsman Trail when we started, a couple of others at Coppermine Trail. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged, or otherwise rock hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All trails in great shape, even the abandoned one! The former Coppermine Ski Trail was easy to follow except near the crossing of Coppermine Brook, where there was flagging marking the way, and there is a very damp muddy portion just after the crossing. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Not bad at all in the cool and generally cloudy conditions of the day. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Took the really, really, really back way to Cannon and the Kinsmans. Coppermine was great as usual, and I finally found the Bette Davis plaque after all the times I've been up there. The abandoned Coppermine Ski Trail was a joy to hike on, lush ferns and easy walking. The Tucker Brook Ski Trail was more difficult to walk on, as the brush has grown over the footbed, but it's still decent to hike on. Up the Taft to Cannon, following a light footpath. Out over the Cannonballs and Kinsmans, backtracking to Mt. Kinsman Trail and down to the car. A long day, but at least the sun wasn't out, it would have been a scorcher! Congrats to Anya on #'s 24-26!  
Name
Name: Bill Robichaud 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bill.robichaud@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-07-10 
Link
Link: http://onapathwithheart.blogspot.com 
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