Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot was a little icy so we parked on the side of the street just outside with no problems 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Well marked with plenty of blazes and good signage at the intersections. The trail is very hard to lose sight of 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 4-5 dogs on the trail and they all looked like they were having a great time 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The first couple of miles coming up the Mt Kinsman trail was definitely perfect microspikes snow. We switched to snowshoes after about 3 miles (3200 ft elevation) a little before the North peak and it was a very good decision. Saw some people managing in microspikes but it was less than ideal - some postholes but nothing terrible. Overall a well packed trail all the way from that point to the South peak. A little bit cloudy early on so the views weren’t visible til later, but the trail itself provided all the views one could ask for. Absolutely beautiful hike. We saw several groups coming through and the parking lot was surprisingly busy on the way out at about 3pm. Lots of them had little sleds for sliding down the trail - definitelt a smart move and looked like a lot of fun.  
Name: Mike Keegan 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-06 
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