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: Sunday, March 14, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: First on trail this morning except for the fellow who barebooted to Lonesome Lake. There was an inch of new snow when we arrived, then it snowed on us most of the day, adding another 2-3 inches. We wore snowshoes the entire time, and there were others out there in snowshoes (and two guys in 'spikes with giant sleds), so what fell today while we were out is now packed down. That being said, more snow is in the forecast for later this afternoon and this evening, so there might be another couple inches of new snow for those first on the trails tomorrow. Drifts up high weren't too bad, maybe four inches deep or so.

There are frozen postholes from the warmer temps a few days ago, but most are to the side and easily avoided if one is keeping an eye out. Also, there are several steep bits on Fishin' Jimmy where there is a light dusting of snow over boilerplate ice. Sage and I unintentionally descended on our butts a couple of times.

We saw someone who had come up Mount Kinsman Trail, so that way up is broken out (and perhaps fairly packed?) fyi.

Congrats to Sage for gridding out the Kinsmans.  
Name: Trish and Sage 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-14 
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