Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Cascade Brook Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Dodge Cutoff
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Lafayette place 1 other on arrival. Lot partially plowed plenty of room 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails all in great shape with a few minor duck unders 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not today  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost-z pad. A huge thanks to the hiker that found and packed it out returning it to me. Found-a Lorna Doone bar and a painted rock. Packed both out. Stone soup for dinner  
Comments: Great hike of the Kinsman’s today. All trails have a nice solid base with between 2-6 inches of extremely dry and fluffy powder on top. The ice flows on Fishn'Jimmy are covered with a layer of crusty snow making them very easy to traverse. The only spot that was exposed was a very small spot just above Kinsman Pond Shelter sign. There were minor postholes and heavy drifting along the edge of Lonesome Lake as well as heavy drifts between North and South Kinsman. Mt Kinsman trail seems to be broken out as well and has seen some bareboot traffic. Snowshoes are definitely the most efficient way to hike these peaks at this time. I crossed paths with one other hiker today who I met again in lot after double hiking Dodge Cutoff searching for my lost item.
Name: scottb 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-09 
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