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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Northeast Cannonball, North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Cascade Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, June 28, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Old Bridle - Falling Waters trailhead lot and walked under highway to the Lonesome Lake trailhead. Shoulders of the Franconia Notch Parkway near the trailhead parking areas are cordoned off to prevent roadside parking. If the parking lots are full (usually the weekend), then one must park at the tramway parking and pay for a shuttle ride to the trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No significant water crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good condition. No tree falls. Small tree top extending in to trail near beginning on Lonesome Lake Trail which could be cut with a utility saw - easy to get by. Some bog bridges are decaying or broken although most are in good condition. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw some dogs today. Must be comfortable on ledges on the Kinsman Ridge and Fishin' Jimmy trails. 
Bugs
Bugs: Lots of black flies especially on Kinsman Ridge. Not bad while moving but they swarm when you are stopped. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Lots of muddy spots on the trails but there is usually rocks, roots, or bog bridges to keep the boots out of deep mud. Luckily most of the ledges on Kinsman Ridge and Fishin' Jimmy trail had dry surfaces to enable safe travel today. These ledges can be difficult is totally wet or icy. On North Kinsman a descent to the lower ledge area will allow views down to Kinsman Pond which is not visible from the upper ledge viewpoint. The top of South Kinsman is marked by a tall cairn which has a seat (throne)and there is a panoramic view which is not the case for the false summit. A man had set up an antenna near the summit of South Kinsman. He was part of the Summits on the Air (SOTA) program for portable radio transmissions from mountain tops around the world. I saw Bunchberries, Bluebead Lilies, Labrador Tea, and one Yellow Pond Lily in Kinsman Pond. Good to chat with Eric H,an AT thru hiker from California, the caretaker of Kinsman Pond campsite, and many other hikers.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-28 
Link
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