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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Kinsman, NH
Trails
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room on the west side of the road near the tunnnel. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problem 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns - easy to get through. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trails are packed and had a half-inch of powder near bottom, gradually increasing to 1-2 inches at top. Lonesome Lake Trail has seen heavy traffic. By mid-afternoon down low the powder was mashed potatoes, but the underlying hardpack was still solid.

Up top there was minor drifting, but nothing to worry about. There are a number of icy sections on the FJ Trail that require caution to transit. We used microspikes/Hillsounds all day. We chose North Kinsman over Madison, Liberty, and other options to avoid the northwesterly winds. NK has a great open slab with spectacular views immediately adjacent to the summit. The slab sits about 10 feet lower than the actual summit, and conditions were nearly calm for us while the wind whistled well above our heads.  
Name
Name: John Parsons 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jparsons62752@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-03-06 
Link
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