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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Hi-Cannon Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, spur to ledges, bushwhack, herd path, Pemi Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 15, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Old Man Viewing, lots of empty spaces at Noon. We rode our bicycles to the Lafayette Place Campground and locked them in the bike rack at the camp store. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: nothing memorable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lower part of LLT and so is Hi-Cannon are terribly eroded, Hi-Cannon Trail improves once past the Dodge Cut-Off intersection. There is a 5" spruce blow down across the trail just above the Dodge Cut-Off intersection. Ladder is getting rickety. Plenty of mud nearer the top, bog bridges have rotted away. KRT in the col between the Mt. and the bump to the view ledge is a messy mud pit with herd paths galore trying to avoid the mud--really could use some bog bridges here.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not a good trail for dogs, too steep and ledgy  
Bugs
Bugs: none its fall 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Charlie and I haven't been up Hi-Cannon Trail in a long time and we had a great hike and enjoyed the big views down to Lonesome Lake and beyond. We passed a dozen or so people on the way up and maybe a dozen more making their way down. Lots of people on the observation tower. We took the Kinsman Ridge Trail as far as the view ledge spur and went out to the ledges where a couple people were hanging out. We rock hopped and bushwhacked down to nearly the helicopter pad when we found a well defined herd path. I wish we didn't follow it but we did and it took us north in the trees of the old man head site. There were even orange ribbons but it just petered out. No idea but a hundred people did what we did and followed it to its dead end, terrible steep and we almost turned around. Now we know and you do too. We bushwhacked through steep, open and tight woods until we intersected the climber's route and followed it down to the Pemi Trail and back to our car. Fun day. On way back from picking our bicycles up we witnessed the NH National Guard pluck injured rock climbers off of Moby Grape on Cannon Cliff. We watched it all play out from Boise Rock, it was amazing.  
Name
Name: Nordic Gal 
E-Mail
E-Mail: amybike@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-09-16 
Link
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