|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Kinsman, NH|
||Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, May 17, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All rock-hoppable |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Saw 1 dog today |
||Some black flies at the bottom and in pine corridors but not much bother. A few big flies at the summit but they were harmless |
|Lost and Found:
||Nice day out, the afternoon rain never materialized. Second car at lot off 116 at 8:45am. Lower trail in good condition except a few large patches of deep mud. Enough rocks to mostly pick your way through. All of the streams were rock-hoppable, nice flow at the little falls along the way. After Bald Peak turn-off trail gets much steeper and quite wet and muddy. Patches of ice and snow started about 700m from ridge and grew to longer patches of rotten monorail and soft packed snow. On the ridge to the summit there is still quite a bit of melting monorail and mushy snow. I didn’t use the spikes, just treaded carefully. |
Beautiful views from the ledge, hardly anyone out today.
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.