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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail, bushwhack, Kinsman Glade ski trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 16, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Tons of parking, the tram lot was almost empty 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not an issue on this trail 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blowdowns. Up near the ledges you are pushing through some branches because of the snow depth 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lauky had no problems but watch out for them in the glades where is is slick and steep. 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: When its cold as it was today, micro spikes don't work well in the glades where the trail is hard and slick from skiers. Crampons or MSRs will work much better. I met three folks using micro spikes and all three turned around and went back. Met three with crampons who had no problems. I used my MSRs and had no problems. The final trail up the open ridge to the top is basically gone. With good visibility a whack up presents no problem. Heading down in zero visibility could be quite difficult. If you're caught up there in those conditions I would recommend using the extreme right ski trail picking up the Kinsman Glade trail which goes off to the right and will put you safely back on the hiking trail.  
Name
Name: Ed 'n Lauky 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Boondeck@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-04-16 
Link
Link: http:// 
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