Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Hi-Cannon Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The higher elevations have a lot of standing water on the trails -- very soupy. While not a "water crossing" in the textbook definition, there's a lot of opportunities to get your feet wet.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One easily crossed blow-down within the first quarter mile of the Lonesome Lake trail -- likely blown down during last night's ripper of a storm.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few happy pups on the trail enjoying the day out.  
Bugs: Not nearly as bad as on Moosilauke the other day. Indeed, not bad at all.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: As mentioned above, the Kinsman Ridge trail especially is quite soupy. A lot of bog bridges have disintegrated into peat, and there's no shortage of mud. The lion's share of it seemed to be on the bit between North Kinsman and Cannon. The ridge between the two Kinsmans didn't seem that bad.

A group of AT thru hikers did mention some big storm-related issues near Eliza Brook. My plans today didn't include same, so I didn't put eyes on it. But all reports from everyone I talked to were in agreement: the storm last night was epic. (Even where I was, miles and miles away, we saw 40 MPH winds, crazy lightning, and firehose intensity rain.)

Also, Cannon was #48 for me. Now onto the 67. Woo-hoo!

Blog post will be up within the next 24 hours.  
Name: Protean Wanderer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-06-19 
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