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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings are easily manageable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: First 2 miles is really pretty dry with only occasional mud that is easily avoidable. Trail conditions muddier for the third mile, with the remnants of the monorail slowly appearing and becoming more prevalent. Microspikes on about 1/2 mile before the junction with the Kinsman Ridge Trail. I carried snowshoes, but the monorail was stable and it would have been hard to use snowshoes regardless. The ledge sections of the Kinsman Ridge Trail near the summits, particularly with southern exposure, are bare and mostly free of snow and ice, but otherwise the trail is still mostly snow covered at elevation; maybe 2' to 3' of snow.

 
Name
Name: DEL 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dlefevre@tarbellpa.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-15 
Link
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