Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 17, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: a few cars when I arrived at Lafayette campground, half full when I returned around 2pm 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: many small brooks, easy to cross 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: none, all trails were in good shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: many on the trail, all friendly except one who snapped at Copper. Dali and Copper were as usual very good trail dogs 
Bugs: none, thank god 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A perfect day to do the 10 mile trek to South Kinsman. I alternated between microspikes and snowshoes as the conditions were variable. Very mushy past the junction with Kinsman Pond Trail. I did see a few people without microspikes, I don't know how they manage to hike back down since even with them, it was difficult sometimes. Overall, a great day to be out on the mountains. Copper is halfway done with his list, soon to join Dali and have his patch.  
Name: Jean-Marc Lapierre 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-17 
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