Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Cascade Brook Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Kinsman Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, June 21, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Layfeyette Campground. Plenty of parking at 6:45 on a Friday 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: We waded through water up to our thighs on Kinsman Pond Trail. Water was rushing and covering all rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Kinsman Pond trail after the shelter was a legitimate river. I quickly gave up any hope of dry boots and waded through. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: didn't see any all day 
Bugs: none thanks to the rain 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Ascended up Lonesome Lake trail to Fishin Jimmy. I think Fishin Jimmy gets a bad reputation--I thought it was lovely, even in the rain. Wooden steps were slippery but manageable. Didn't stay long at the summit(s) because we were soaked and it was very windy. Due to the steepness of Fishin Jimmy, we decided to descend via Kinsman Pond trail. Terrible mistake. It wasn't a trail, it was a river. Thankfully it was well blazed and easy to follow, but be prepared to be soaked. The water crossing at Cascade Brook (?) was so high that we had to wade through (after bushwacking up and down for a good half hour looking for a place to cross). Longest 2.2 miles of my life. I wouldn't recommend Kinsman Pond for a while until it dries up.  
Name: Aly 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-24 
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