Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was almost full @9, 1/4 full @4:30 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: 2 decent ones are icy rock hops, a bunch of minor ones down low 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: N/A 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Abby had a blast and the many other dogs we saw out there also enjoyed the conditions 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: A trace of snow down low when we started and barebooted to the first of the 2 main crossings. Put on spikes and wore them most of the day back to about 1/4mi above the WMNF boundary. A thin top layer of powder/spring/flakey snow hiding a lot of monorail and postholes up higher with some really crusty areas. Snowshoes got a free ride for the day with there not being enough snowpack depth to need them for most of the day. Might still be 2' of snow up on the ridge, it was bare for the last mile plus on the way down as it warmed up thru the day. It's spring so bring your snowshoes.  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-03 
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