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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Kinsman Pond Trail, Cascade Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lafayette Place Campground had only about 15 cars at 8:30 a.m. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Cascade Brook at Kinsman Pond Trail ice bridge is still a bit spotty/ thin in places but okay. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw lots enjoying themselves. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: See Rocket21’s report re: LLtrail, Fishin Jimmie, and KRT, tho we had a tough time on a few of the steeper bony/scramble sections of FJ where we had trouble getting traction. Crampons would have been better than snowshoes there, but not worth the frequent gear changes.

Coming down, we took Kinsman Pond Trail 2.5 miles to Cascade Brook Trail, back up to Lonesome Lake. After the tent site, K Pond Trail was not broken out— maybe 6-8 inches of fresh powder over a very uneven/ bumpy/ pothole-y trail that isn’t yet filled in by enough packed snow. My friend was flying through it with only a few mis-placed steps, but I seemed to hit the jackpot with about every tenth step trying to twist my ankle, drop me into a hole, or take me down. Tiring! Much of the same going up Cascade Brook. A kinda slow going 3.3 miles, but it WAS gorgeous!  
Name
Name: Roger Turgeon 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Rturgeon54@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-12-20 
Link
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