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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the trailhead lot on Route 116 near the Franconia/Easton town line.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all crossings done with ease. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are maintained very well. No blowdowns or serious issues.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a muddy and very happy golden on the summit of North Kinsman.  
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I found a multiple use gadget, a fancy Swiss army knife like contraption, on the side summit just off the South Kinsman summit. It looks as if it had been there a while. If it's yours email me and I'll send it off to you.  
 
Comments
Comments: Perfect day for a hike up the Kinsmans. The trail was tough. The recent rains have created wet rocks and lots of mud, especially on the upper sections. Hopefully these warm days will dry the trail somewhat. The views from the summits were awesome. Not an easy hike but a rewarding one.  
Name
Name: Richard 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Hikerlegs@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-09-16 
Link
Link: http:// 
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