Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Kinsman, North Kinsman, Northeast Cannonball, Cannon Mountain, Mittersill Peak, NH
Trails: Basin Cascade Trail, Cascade Brook Trail, Kinsman Pond Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Taft Trail, Tucker Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 17, 2009
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Sign for Tucker Brook Road missing. Road is at sharp turn of Wells Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings on Basin Cascade Trail and Kinsman Pond Trail tricky due to ice on rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns on Cascade Brook, Kinsman Pond, Kinsman Ridge, and Tucker Brook Trails 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Some of the scrambles on Kinsman Ridge Trail are covered in blue ice and may pose a problem for dogs ascending or descending. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Snow on trail started quite low - somewhere between 2,000' and 2,500' in elevation. Confusing temporary sign on Cascade Brook Trail, pointing into the woods. Kinsman Pond Trail pretty rough near the top - essentially a brook bed. Upper Kinsman Pond Trial and Kinsman Ridge Trail had lots of blue ice - traction definitely recommended - Microspikes were barely enough in a few places. Snow never more than 3" deep, becoming sticky later in the day as temperatures rose. Hiking on Cannon ski trail to get to Mittersill is not necessarily kosher.  
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail: rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2009-10-17 
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