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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: Monday, April 26, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 5 cars when I arrived at 10 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Icy rocks! I almost slipped in as I was daydreaming, easy crossings with spikes on. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: no dogs 
Bugs
Bugs: not yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: several trekking pole winter baskets at the trailhead sign and a single gray glove 
 
Comments
Comments: It was to my advantage that I overslept and started late, the wind died down a bit by the time I gained any elevation to speak of. The first 2 miles were mostly dry pleasant with avoidable mud. Just before the bald peak junction, I added spikes at the water crossing due to icy rocks then barebooted another 3/4 of a mile until you definitely need traction. Didn't posthole or punched through even when stepping off snowpack. Excellent conditions out there today.  
Name
Name: Rachel  
E-Mail
E-Mail: mountain life jewelry at gmail dot com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-26 
Link
Link: http://www.facebook.com/RachelVenturaBall/posts/3889601041129589?notif_id=1619480184121821¬if_t=feedback_reaction_generic&ref=notif 
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