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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Kinsman Pond Trail, Basin Cascade Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 2, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked across the street in trailhead parking - 9:30 am full. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Warning: Almost all of the top 1.5 miles of the Kinsman Pond Trail are directly down a watercourse! Lots of moss covered rocks, slippery conditions and VERY slow going, picking your way down through the rocks and water. Terrible trail - wish we had never used it. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: In general, the main routes were in good shape - but not the Kinsman Pond Trail, and although it is well marked with blazes, it is still difficult to follow.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I would never, ever take the Kinsman Pond Trail again or recommend it to anyone. It spoiled our hiking day, which had been perfect up until then. Lonesome lake to FJ to KRT were nice, solid trails, the summit conditions were perfect, and the people friendly. Trails in good shape. But the KPT was AWFUL. It took over two hours to go the 2.3 miles of the KPT.  
Name
Name: Richard 
E-Mail
E-Mail: roedel@finefurnituremaster.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-09-03 
Link
Link: http:// 
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