Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, bushwhack, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 3, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I rode my mt bike from my house to old trialhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: brooks and streams are low, easily rock hop-able 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Pleasure to catch up with JR, the trail maintainer of Kinsman Ridge Trail, he was doing nice work clipping the growth on the edge of the trial. Mt Kinsman Trail clear, well blazed and signed. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: a couple of nice dogs out there today 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The Easton town highpoint is on the townline west of the summit of North Kinsman. I hiked up the Mt Kinsman Trail and then south on the Kinsman Ridge Trail. At the first rotting bog bridge I entered the woods, just below approximately elev. 4000'. I tried to push through staying on the contour and slightly rising out to the top of the ridge. I used my gps and walked up and down and back and forth on the townline. Lots of difficult woods, thick jail cell bar trees, green moss, rocks/broken ledge and a couple surprising nice areas. From there I bushwhacked straight up to the North Peak through a mixture of tight trees and on the edge of fir wave. I found a nice boulder to stand on and enjoyed a unique North Kinsman vista south/west/north. I also passed by the remains on an old moose skeleton (JR said he had found it last year). I popped back out on the trail right across from the summit boulder. Since the day was nice I added out and back to South Kinsman too. Lots of people on the trail, met a volunteer working at the hut out for a morning hike.  
Name: Nordic Gal 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-09-04 
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