|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Kinsman, South Kinsman, Cannon Mountain, NH|
||Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Hi Cannon Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, April 6, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||None were a problem |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Put on snowshoes (MSR Lightning Ascents) shortly after the hut and wore them for the rest of the day. The aggressive crampon worked well on the steeps, but I saw others in spikes and crampons. Fishin Jimmy Trail is in good shape. The KRT to the Kinsmans is not bad but between the Fishin Jimmy Trail junction and the Lonesome Lake Trail junction it’s rougher. As mentioned in a previous post there are lots of branches crowding the trail and it hasn’t seen a ton of use. I was following a track that looked a few days old and disappeared from time to time. Don’t expect to breeze through this section.|
The KRT up Cannon was well packed. It’s very steep of course and icy in spots, but seems to have detoured around the most treacherous spot. Hi-Cannon on the way down was pretty torn up. The ladder is uncovered but the top requires some careful footwork (there are handholds too). Down low Hi-Cannon is a postholed mess. From what I saw Hi-Cannon looks like the tougher route from the South right now.
No views today and got rained on, plus spent plenty of time pushing through wet branches. But a day in the mountains beats a day not in the mountains.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.