Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, Bald Peak, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Bald Peak Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 19, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was down to dirt and patches of ice today. With a few warm days, I suspect it’ll be mostly clear.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All minor and still easy to cross 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns leaning across Mount Kinsman Trail, but easy to duck under. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few pups out today really having a good time! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A little bit of everything today. Don’t be fooled by the bare ground patches on the lower 0.5 mile of the trail - the higher elevations still have multiple feet of snow. After the first 0.5 mile or so, the ice/snow becomes consistent. Once past the junction with Bald Knob, the trail has numerous postholes for at least a mile. A light dusting of snow (~0.25 inches) fell last night at the higher elevations. Some drifting on Kinsman Ridge Trail, but nothing that required snowshoes.

Otherwise, trails were well packed and solid. Temps never got above freezing today. Wore spikes out and back. Snowshoes went for a ride. In the afternoon, the trail conditions below the junction with Bald Knob started soften a little, but still nothing that required snowshoes.  
Name: LG 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-19 
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