Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Cascade Brook Trail, Kinsman Pond Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I guess this year is the year they finally are cracking down on parking on 93! Plan to arrive early and know your options for parking in the notch. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing Cascade Brook was tricky but doable. Go about 100m upstream for a safe spot. Trekking poles recommended for the crossing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Many dogs, all trail friendly 
Bugs: NO FLIES!! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: First trip up the Kinsmans and a memorable one! Planned to take Fishin' Jimmy up and Kinsman Pond down but ended up doing it the other way around. Saw only one soul on Kinsman Pond Trail; it definitely appears to be the trail less traveled, at least at this time of year. At times I found it a bit difficult to follow, but a blaze would turn up right when we started wondering if we had gone off the trail. There were very small amounts of snow here, all of which were avoidable and none of which required any traction. Should be gone in a few days. Multiple big parties heading up and down the Kinsmans. After getting the two peaks, we descended via FJT. If you're looking for a trail that really has it all, this one's the one for you. Tons of variety and interesting steps and ladders if you're willing to pay the price of a couple PUDs and one or two sketchier steps.  
Name: Bre Dionne 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-08 
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