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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Cannon Mountain, Northeast Cannonball, North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Hi-Cannon Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, June 17, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues at Lafayette Campground. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in good shape except lots of standing water on approach from Cannonballs to Kinsman Jct. Only one blowdown (sorry, forget where). I did TONS of pruning on Hi-Cannon. The lookouts need a lot more, I was running behind schedule so couldn't get it all.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Some moron tethered there dog to their car in the parking lot on a 30 foot rope and when I passed it came charging at me. Not happy, didn't even get an apology from the owner. Tons of dogs on the trails, a few were terribly tired. Just don't understand dog owners. Uggg.  
Bugs
Bugs: None except for S. Kinsman, where there was a battalion of them waiting for me.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Peaks, 28, 29, 30. Very challenging. This 12.4 mile loop hikes like it is 15-16 miles. Cannonballs up and downs, chewed me up. I also managed a good fall off the wet rocks here. Nothing hurt except my pride and badly sprained and swollen finger. Completed the loop in 9:15 which included a couple 10 minute breaks at the peaks and another 20 min or so of pruning. Beautiful day and only saw three parties until I hit the Jct., then the AT was a free way for a Monday. Lots of seepage here and there, so lots of wet rocks. You need to take your time.

Not sure what it is with people in this area. I make it a point to say "hello" to everybody I pass, many pass without a reply. I don't think I look like an axe murderer. Passed one lady who had 1/2" fake eyelashes and another below Lonesome Lake who had on a printed squirt, leather thong sandals, and a shoulder purse! Really glad I am done with the Franconia Notch peaks for the summer.  
Name
Name: Kelly 
E-Mail
E-Mail: luvmaine@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-18 
Link
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