Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Cannon Mountain, Northeast Cannonball, NH
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Around-the-Lake Trail, Lonesome Lake Trail, Pemi Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Third car at the Tramway lot at 0550, lot appeared full upon return at 1200. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easily hooped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails mostly in good shape, I was honestly stunned by the amount of erosion on the Kinsman Ridge Trail from the Tramway parking lot to the first outlook. Four, five vertical feet of erosion! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Swarms and clouds of mosquitos and black flies, pretty much everywhere other than the initial ascent. Strangely, I don't think I have more than one or two bites. I started using picaridin lotion this year...maybe this has been helping? 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Shot westward out of the Cannon today...Cannon and Cannon Balls counter-clockwise and visited both Kinsman Pond and Lonesome Lake. What a beautiful day! Cloudless ascent with patches of fog in the lowest valleys. It's a sneaky rough hike, especially the Kinsman Ridge Trail off of Cannon. The knees start to get angry going down the Fishin' Jimmy steps after bumping over the Cannon balls. Saw no one until the Kinsman Pond tentsites; on the decent seemingly as crowded as a typical summer Saturday would be.

Also glad I went around the west side of Lonesome Lake today (hadn't done that before for some reason)...the views over the lake towards Franconia Ridge was spectacular!  
Name: WishfulThinking 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-12 
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