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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, Bald Peak, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Bald Peak Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 21, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues, only a handful out 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water is low everywhere 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Both trails were in superb shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Many puppers enjoying the day 
Bugs
Bugs: Gnats and skeeters galore 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The sole purpose of this TR is to give folks a heads up there continues to be bear activity in the area of Kinsman Pond/Mt Kinsman Trail. We encountered him coming down the trailbed in the area of the switchback reroute about halfway past the bald peak split. Looked to be a second year cub. We were having a full blown loud conversation so he knew we were there and was completely unfazed by our presence. He got within ten feet of us, poles, waving, barking, clapping or hissing didn't seem to phase him. We got word from folks that had come up Fishin' Jimmy that they had also run into him around Kinsman Pond. Was not aggressive, more inquisitive.

Aside from the skidmark in my skort from the bear, a soupy swim day out there. Big views and we beat the rain. Noted a gigantic cluster of seven ladyslippers just after Bald Peak split. Also on Bald Peak found four Devil's Paintbrush. Checked out Kinsman Flume too, as always, a great day to be out.  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat & Hallie 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-22 
Link
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