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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at the Tramway trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No significant brook crossings. There were snow/ice bridges across most of the seasonal run-off brooks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are several blow downs on the trail which were duck under, swing under, or straddle over. One tree was down in the pathway but a by-pass permits easy passage. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw no dogs today. The steep slippery surfaces may challenge some dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs: A few flying bugs that were not bothersome. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Unfortunately there were some trash left on or by the trail. Cigars and cigarette butts left on East Peak ledges. I brought out a cigarette lighter that had been discarded on the trail and tossed the used cigars in to the brush where I hope they will decompose. 
 
Comments
Comments: The Kinsman Ridge Trail from the Tramway to Cannon Mountain is short and steep. There is gray ice (frozen slush) on the trail. Microspikes worked well on ascent and trail crampons provided plenty of traction for the descent. If one holds the midline of the monorail there was no significant postholing. The postholes varied in depth off the monorail up to about two feet on the Rim Trail near the summit. There are bare ledges on East Peak and on the final ascent to the Rim Trail.

Many hikers and snowboarders out today. Nice to talk with Becca at the summit. Views were limited by the clouds.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-28 
Link
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