Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Basin Cascade Trail, Cascade Brook Trail, Kinsman Pond Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 23, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Use underpass to get across hwy. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Low water at all crossings, Bridge is out at cascade bk tr (no prob crossing). 
Trail Maintenance Notes
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).  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 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. 
Bugs: Nice breeze kept the bugs at bay. 
Lost and Found
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.  
Comments: 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.  
Name: Red Sky 
E-Mail: smmidnightsun gmail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-07-25 
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