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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 24, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Minor water crossings, not remarkable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail in mostly good shape apart from excessive erosion and numerous rock gardens. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Morning hike: no bugs. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Really beautiful day for a hike on Cannon. This trail is challenging and steep. It starts out pretty easy and gets steeper. The bobsled like sections are kinda fun, I can see how they might be slippery (due to granite gravel) but I didn't had any trouble. A few crossings of a ski run, then things get interesting. A couple of very steep and wet granite slabs, then rock gardens for a while. A final crossing of the ski run then the trail mellows and approaches the Overlook. Amazing views on this cloudless day. Then the remaining section to the top of Cannon Mountain and the Tower. As often is the case, the traverse was varied and interesting through low spruce groves, some muddy spots, and then more rock gardens approaching the peak. Spent some time at the Tower, had it to myself, the views were amazing! Only saw 3 descending on my way up and 5 ascending on my way down. Finished in just under 4 hours (including 20 minutes on top).  
Name
Name: jeffm 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jmaudsley@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-26 
Link
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