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Peaks
Peaks Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail, Cascade Brook Trail, Around Lonesome Lake Trail, Lonesome Lake Trail, Pemi Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, July 15, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Mid week, the lot at the tramway was largely empty. A gem, hidden in plain sight!  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was in fine shape. Indeed, a trail maintenance crew was hard at work. Much appreciated, guys!  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A couple pups, living their best lives on a sparking day!  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: Protean Wanderer 
E-Mail
E-Mail: hiker@proteanwanderer.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-07-15 
Link
Link: http://www.proteanwanderer.com/2019/07/16/trip-report-cannon-mountain-traverse/ 
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