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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Kinsman Flume Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at trailhead on rt116. No vehicles on arrival 13 on return  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Slightly elevated easy rock hop and cross on logs 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great shape. It looks like some recent work has been done clearing a few blowdowns  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 4 friendly doggos 
Bugs
Bugs: Butterflies and black flies 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Nice spring hike of the Kinsmans. Dry trail to start as well as a few muddy spots. Micros went on about 1/8 of a mile beyond Bald Peak Spur intersection and stayed on until returning to this point. There is an icy monorail as well as water flowing down the trail in a few spots at upper elevations.Kinsman Ridge Trail has a varying amount of slushy mashed potato like monorail with a solid base overall. Parts of the trail are more like a trough. Snowpack varies from very little to approximately 2ft.Trail between N/S Kinsman was getting very soft on return. Snowshoes along for the ride today. I crossed paths with about 20 other hikers enjoying the day.573/576  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-11 
Link
Link: http:// 
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