Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lafayette Place had 3 other cars at 9am 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: n/a 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns on Fishin Jimmy Tr, no big deal. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: didn't see any 
Bugs: n/a 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: blue hat was left at the trailhead sign for Lonesome Lake Tr (next to campground) 
Comments: Out/back to North and South Kinsman from the east side. Barebooted up to the lake (no tracks across it, not sure if it's solid yet) and then changed to snowshoes for the remainder of the hike. Lonesome Lake Tr was packed well enough from the trailhead to make boots/spikes fine, with almost total snow coverage of the ground but still some lumpy parts. Once on Fishin Jimmy, snow got deeper and the start of a nice snowshoe track/base is forming. The steeper/scrambly sections on the upward part as you approach Kinsman Pond were covered by snow and manageable with care - there are some short bypasses for those tricky sections tracked out as well. The KRT from Kinsman Junction to Mt Kinsman Tr junction was choppy and postholed, but newly re-broken/packed by myself and 2 other snowshoers, and it's in nicer shape now. KRT up to the peaks was a nice snowshoe track but getting covered by new flurries and drifts as the day wore on. All in all a nice day out to dust off the Tubbs for the season!

** PSA: bring your snowshoes :)  
Name: Eric H 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-12-11 
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