Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Kinsman, North Kinsman, Northeast Cannonball, Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 4, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: MKT pkg was icy, but it was "grippy ice." 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings on Mt Kinsman Trail are frozen over and easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two blowdowns on KRT going over the 'Balls. Mt Kinsman Trail is in great shape. Thanks!! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There is a red bandanna tied to a tree on the steeps going up Cannon, but it was frozen on so I left it. 
Comments: There is new snow that fell Tues-We'd which has improved the ice situation somewhat. Wore spikes to about 3600 ft on MKT, snowshoes the rest of the day save for 0.2 mile stretch of KRT ascending STEEPS of Cannon, where I switched to crampons. Conditions on the middle part of MKT were stellar--styrofoam--and there were was about 6" new snow on the ridge. Trail over 'Balls was a gorgeous unbroken-out winter wonderland (my favorite part of today's hike), and I was very, very happy to have brought snowshoes.

Congrats to Fancypants for bagging the Kinsmans, and thanks to him for picking me up at the tram parking!  
Name: Snowflea 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-03-04 
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