Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Cannon Mountain, Northeast Cannonball, North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Cascade Brook Trail, Lonesome Lake Trail, Pemi Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 27, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Originally I was going to park at Lafayette Place but decided to park at the Kinsman Ridge trailhead by the Tramway due to the congestion at the state park campground. The large mound of asphalt and aggregate that was near the Kinsman Ridge trailhead has been removed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The only water crossings were on the Pemi Trail on bridges 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The lower section of the Kinsman Ridge Trail on the northeast side of Cannon Mtn has eroded sections. There is no sign for the Cannon Mtn east peak outlook. Some bog bridges on the Kinsman Ridge Trail between Cannon Mtn and Kinsman Junction are deteriorated. There are significant trail improvements on the Fishin Jimmy Trail including chiseled footholds on some ledges, an iron rung, log stairway, bog bridges, and rock steps. Bog bridges on Cascade Brook trail around Lonesome lake replaced. Some improvements on the lower section of the Lonesome Lake trail. New sign for Hi-Cannon trail at junction with Lonesome Lake trail. Some undergrowth trimming required on Pemi Trail between Lafayette Place and Profile Lake. Trimming has been performed on Pemi Trail by Profile Lake. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw some dogs 
Bugs: None except dragonflies at Kinsman Pond 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great day on the western flank of the White Mountains. Route included visits to three ponds (Kinsman, Lonesome Lake, and Profile Lake) and a bird's eye view of three lakes (Echo, Kinsman, and Lonesome). Good views of the Franconia Range and the Connecticut River Valley. Lots of hikers out today. Many AT hikers especially at the cairn on South Kinsman. Tourists and hikers at the Cannon Mtn observation deck.
To view Kinsman Pond from North Kinsman it is necessary to descend to the second set of ledges.  
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-08-27 
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