Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lafayette parking was fine at 7:30am  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water was easily passable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Lonesome Lake Trail up, Kinsman Ridge down

What a mix for us intermediate hikers. Traction is strongly recommended and we were nervous for others we passed in sneakers. It was 80 degrees so I’m sure the slush will get worse this weekend. On way down Kinsman my sister slipped and slid down about 20 feet and crashed into a rock and stump. Luckily she was okay with scrapes and bruises. Our path- Lovely trip up to the Lonesome Lake hut, bare boot to there. Spikes critical up Lonesome Lake trail to Kinsman Ridge Trail. The ascent to peak was challenging as its straight up and icy and at points it was tricky to see where trail went. Of course great views from tower at top. We chose to go down Kinsman which was all snow/ice and we took the trip very slowly, especially after fall. Snow 75% down. Walked the bike path 2.5 back to parking, sounded good in our plan but was still hard after a long day. We saw only a few people.  
Name: K Murray 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-22 
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