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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: A few spaces left around 7:45, but the lot did subsequently fill up. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Hoppable on wet rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Cut out one blowdown just above the Bald Peak junction; none remain that I can recollect. Noted the waterbars on the lower trail have been recently maintained. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Day of deteriorating weather. Raining in the notch, but some blue sky breaking out on 116 this morning. Mt. Kinsman Trail was fairly dry this morning up to the split, then greasy on the steeps. Ridge was wet with minor mud and lots of slippery rock (caution needed on the ledge scrambles). No snow or ice.

The moisture subtly increased while the temperatures decreased. What started off as fog transitioned into occasional drips to light rain. Water running down the trail in places, including at one of the relos (perhaps the water should be drained into the decommissioned trail, as it flows 100 feet or more down the current footbed before reaching some Forest Service logs). Damp on the lower trail with the showers.

Foliage was well past peak with leaves mostly down.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-24 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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