Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, September 20, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 3 cars in lot at 1245pm. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Low water on all crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a couple of dogs on the trail, seemed happy. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There was a pair of glasses on the trailhead sign. 
Comments: Trail in good shape. Starts off easy, starts to ascend after a mile or so. Alternates between flatter and steep sections from about 1.5 to about 2.5, then steeper to the junction with Kinsman Ridge. (Nice side trails to Kinsman Flume and Bald Peak at 2.1 and 2.2 respectivly). Increasingly rocky toward the junction, a couple of scrambles. from the junction to North Kinsman rocky, and several scrambles to the top. Nice view off the ledge to Franconia. Easy hike from North to South Kinsman, a couple of small scrambles down from North. Easy moderate climb to South Kinsman out of the col to the top. "Two" summits, the first (USGS)to the left at the top of the first rise, then 1/10 mile down is the generally accepted peak (big cairn). Somewhat limited views, but nice. (Careful back down at the Bald Peak trail split. If you miss the sharp right, going straight takes you off Mt. Kinsman trail toward the peak)
Started at 1245pm, Arrived back at 755PM, last hour in the twilight/dark. Nice hike, total distance 10.4 miles, 3,816 total feet of vertical.
Name: Liontamer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-09-21 
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