Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Cascade Brook Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, July 29, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Lafayette campground when I arrived at 830 and still when we got back to the car at 330. Suprising for a Friday in summer. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trail conditions were fine - just a rugged trail (Fishin' Jimmy). 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: My pup loved the hike - although she was initially intimidated to use the built in steps on some of the steep climbs - once she figured them out she did well. She enjoyed the swim in the Lake and and found lots of water to roll in the first 2 1/2 miles of the trip. 
Bugs: There were flies - but none were biting thankfully. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Fishin' Jimmy was more grueling than I expected. I passed a group of seven thru hikers and they were all bemoaning the stress of this particular part of the trail. I had several missteps on the way down and was lucky to not have any injuries. Always a joy to see so many children hiking up to Lonesome Lake...all wanted time with the dog who in turn was thrilled with the attention.  
Name: Sara 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-07-30 
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