|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH|
||Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, October 24, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||One car at 6:45 am arrival, packed lot on return around 1 pm. Lot is reasonable size and can fit a couple dozen cars |
||Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||3 notable crossings, all easily rock hoppable |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trail is in great shape. Wet and muddy in spots in the upper elevations, but relatively dry and wide before the turn to Bald Peak |
||Saw about 9 dogs, all doing well and enjoying the mud |
|Lost and Found:
||Glasses left on sign at AT junction ||
||Hunted around for the trailhead for a bit due to Google Maps indicating our destination a few miles too early. Warm temperatures to start, hiked in short sleeves for much of the ascent!|
Start of trail was relatively dry and wide. Much more traveled than expected. Skies steadily grew cloudier and light rain started about mid-morning. Pack covers were on before we reached North peak summit at 10:15 am. Upper trail was wet with some standing water in spots and mud. Very slick on ledges and ridge.
Thick fog on summits, no views today. Met most people on North peak over to South. Many groups coming from all different directions and lots continuing on to multiple peaks! Despite the weather conditions, still a great day in the mountains!
Full blog and pictures to follow.
||New England Librarian |
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.