|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH|
||Lonesome Lake Trail, Cascade Brook Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, September 22, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of room at Lafayette Place. On good weekend days an early arrival is required to get a spot. One can park at the Old Bridle Path parking area and walk in the tunnel under the parkway to get to the Lonesome Lake trailhead.
Vibrant maple leaf color along the Kancamagus Highway (route 112) to and from hike. |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No significant crossings. Brooks very low. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||No obstructions. Many wood steps, rock steps, chiseled steps in ledges, and ladders on the steep sections of Fishin' Jimmy. A mix of conditions for the bog bridges from great to deteriorated. The most rotted are the bridges on the Cascade Brook Trail near Lonesome Lake. Many improvements in the heavily used Lonesome Lake Trail although there are still stretches on dirt trail that may be susceptible to erosion in heavy rain. |
||Saw some dogs on the trails. |
|Lost and Found:
||Dry surface conditions made hiking of the ledge areas on Fishin' Jimmy and Kinsman Ridge trails safe. Trail improvements in recent years makes for surer footing than in the past when many hikers walked off trail in wet/icy conditions.|
Good views from both summits. Nice lakeside dining at Lonesome Lake and Kinsman Pond.
Plenty of friendly hikers out today. Nice to see Ed and his group today on the Kinsman Ridge Trail. Also met woman working on finishing the Fall NH 4K to complete her seasons.
The steady north winds were creating small waves on Lonesome Lake that were breaking on the south shore.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.