Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Mt. Kinsman Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We did a car drop, plenty of parking in the Route 116 Eaton lot, and at the Layfette Campground. Both are semi plowed.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Lonesome Lake and Kinsman Pond are still frozen and fun to walk across!  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail markers were visible, signs were great. There were a few blow downs, but easy to pass over, under, or around.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Our three dogs(lab/collie mutt, coonhound/lab mutt, westie) had a blast, and we saw a few others out there. Only the Westie needed help on one steep section of Fishing Jimmy that was a slab of ice, the two big ones just hopped right over it.  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Beautiful bluebird, warm, sunny day! Lonesome Lake/Fishing Jimmy trail were great and lots of fun in the snow. We had lunch at Kinsman Pond, which is worth the .1 mile off the trail to see the Kinsman above you. Kinsman had great views, and the shorter trees filled with snow felt like we were walking through a Dr. Seuss story. Mount Kinsman trail down was super gradual decline (and would be an easy way to get up to Kinsman). We took the .2 mile jaunt off to watch the sun setting on Bald Peak. All in all, great day!!

Also, snowshoes from start to finish! With the softer snow there was a ton of post holing and torn up sections of the trail. Please use snowshoes to keep the white "sidewalk" going for others to enjoy. And please, please, please pick up your dog's poop. I have three dogs, I know it's a pain to carry out poop, but I do it. It was gross on the Lonesome Lake trail. I have a Hank's Dogs Stuff bag, which holds poop bags and poops, and it comes with a carabiner to attach to your pack or a leash. I tried pick some of the poop out, but a lot of it was frozen to the snow.  
Name: Tang Team 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-11 
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