Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 9, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The few crossings on this path had ample, safe footing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I started out early in the morning when the dusting of snow was still fresh in the trees and on the ground. Someone was even earlier than me and I benefitted from following his footings all the way to the summit. The snow on the trail throughout the entire day was nicely packed and while I chose to enjoy my crampons all day, bare booting was certainly an option. Snow shoes were not needed. Before reaching the Kinsman Ridge, there were a few patches of steep grade and ice that took some time and focus to navigate around. On my descent, I chose Hi Cannon thinking that I would avoid the icy patches but after about a mile, the trail seemed to drop off of the side of a ledge so I had to back track up to the summit to catch Lonesome Lake Trail. Some butt sliding through the icy patches is my recommended method of descent. In the afternoon, as the trail warmed up, the snow turned to slush in some spots and made for some fun gliding and sliding on the way down.  
Name: Extreme Erica 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-10 
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