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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Tr.
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plentiful parking in Tram lot and hikers lot was nicely cleared out with spots of dirt showing early afternoon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 3 or 4 blowdowns in first mile; probably more easily dealt with once snow pack leaves. Lots of small stuff; removed quite a bit. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few nice pups today. Route fine for them; no water ops currently. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Felt great to be back in the Whites again. Views along trail down lower but clouded in at top. Faintly see I93 from east lookout. Light traction worked fine today (shoes took a ride) as it was just cold enough. Bottom was getting sticky around 1:00-1:30 and upper half was nice powder. My guess would be with warming conditions there is still enough snow up higher where one may need snowshoes. I wandered around some north of summit on untracked terrain and was hitting about 5" of new powder on top of a mostly solid crust. No idea how much snow depth was below this. One had the option of staying on tracked trail which had descent traction (no ice) or sliding straight down through the glade area. I chose trail as I needed to stir up those downhill muscles as well. Sticky snow was getting slick causing a few unintentional slides.  
Name
Name: franco 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-18 
Link
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