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, March 4, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Lafayette Place, plowed parking, more than adequate today (mid-week). Note that the southern parking lot by the Lonesome Lake Trail head is NOT plowed for parking, and is part of the snowmobile route through the Notch. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues on this route today. Crossed directly across Lonesome Lake without a problem. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Signage seemed okay. Blazing seemed adequate, but might not be without an obvious existing track. No major blowdown issues. Upper part of FJT and along the KRT had quite a few low-hanging branches and bent-over young trunks, thanks to snow depth and weight of snow on boughs etc.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Spiked up the Lonesome Lake Trail, then walked across the frozen lake. Today I was able to spike up the Fishin Jimmy Trail to the Kinsman Ridge Trail, but the last few hundred yards were a little drifted. The stairs etc. on the FJT were mostly covered with packed snow, though there were still a few bits of rock, ice, and stumps etc. visible. Switched to snowshoes for the Kinsman Ridge Trail (due to deeper snow, softer snow, and drifting, with posthole potential quite evident). Wore snowshoes down the FJT to the top of the steeps, where I switched to crampons, switching back to spikes below the steepest bits.  
Name: PeterC 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-05 
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