|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Cannon Mountain, NH|
||Kinsman Ridge Trail, Cascade Brook Trail, Around Lonesome Lake Trail, Lonesome Lake Trail, Pemi Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, July 15, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Mid week, the lot at the tramway was largely empty. A gem, hidden in plain sight! |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trail was in fine shape. Indeed, a trail maintenance crew was hard at work. Much appreciated, guys! |
||A couple pups, living their best lives on a sparking day! |
|Lost and Found:
||Doing a traverse of the mountain is relatively easy -- Pemi Trail is all of a couple miles, and it's largely flat. It's a great way to experience Cannon, because you see the north and south sides, which are sublimely different biomes. The trail is steep and unforgiving, so bring your best game. But the rewards are huge. Even setting aside Franconia Ridge, Lonesome Lake is a gem. |
The trails were in fine shape, even accounting for the steep boulder field that is the mountain itself. If you're seeking solitude, the summit is a bad place to be, but the trails were lovely and quiet.
Trails were overall in stellar shape. Pemi Trail is a bit overgrown, but the way going is fine otherwise.
Pics are, as always, on my blog.
||Protean Wanderer |
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.