Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Kinsman, North Kinsman, NH
Trails: Reel Brook Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Mt. Kinsman Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The parking area at Reel Brook TH is rough. No problems with the road in.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Many on this route - all rock-hoppable with care. Eliza brook crossing the most difficult. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are some 10ish blowdowns on the Kinsman Ridge tr. section between Reel Brook jct. and the final steep push towards South Kinsman - ranging from easy/trivial to rather difficult. More snow will make some easier and others more difficult. A couple are really big and in difficult spots - will take some effort to remove.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A great day out for Lucy - no problems for her. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Georg kindly dropped me at the Reel Brook TH and we re-connected on South Kinsman. All trails to the south are unconsolidated - 3-4" of snow along the ridge. Everything to the North is consolidated. Icy patches here and there but bare-booting both up and down is possible.

Several fresh bear-tracks across Reel Brook tr. and Mt. Kinsman tr. And I had the good fortune to spot 4 moose hanging out in an area just south of Eliza Shelter. No recent signs of human activity in that area - maybe the moose are staging a takeover of the shelter.  
Name: LongMark 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-29 
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