|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH|
||Basin Cascade Trail, Cascade Brook Trail, Kinsman Pond Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, July 23, 2011|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Use underpass to get across hwy. |
||Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Low water at all crossings, Bridge is out at cascade bk tr (no prob crossing). |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Lots of exposed roots (especially on Basin + Brook tr end). Some branches and small spruce fallen into the trail (moved most of the big stuff). |
||lots to drink along the way for pup. Several places were it seemed appropriate to help our dog up and down steep granite sections. Kinsman ridge tr was mostly rocky under paw. Not a good place for a soft paw. lol. |
||Nice breeze kept the bugs at bay. |
|Lost and Found:
||We lost a dog boot somewhere around the last river crossing. It's red and you can have it if you find it. ||
||N.+S. Kinsman w/overnight at kins. pond|
A great backpacking trip. I think we will be hitting up the swimming holes along basin cas. tr as often as we can from now on.
Light rain overnight help keep things cool.
Good luck to the 2 through hikers we met on Kins. ridge.
Approx. 5.5mi each way.
||Red Sky |
||smmidnightsun gmail |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.