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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot had ample parking at 9am.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A couple of small streams to cross on the Kinsman Trail. Low water levels made for super easy rock hops across.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a couple of sweet pooches out today.  
Bugs
Bugs: A gentle breeze throughout the day kept all the bugs away!!  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Pink dog collar left hanging on the Kinsman Trail Sign as you enter the trail 
 
Comments
Comments: What a gorgeous day to be out on the Kinsmans. The Mt. Kinsman Trail (western approach from 116) is a great way to hit these two peaks if you want to avoid large crowds. I had the trail mostly to myself with the exception of a few passing by along the way. The trail was dry and very well marked (blue blazes). The side trip to Bald Peak (2.1 miles in and only a .2 spur over) is absolutely worth it for the incredible views you will get (views of both North and South Kinsman, Moosilauke, Cannon and more). A couple of muddy patches along the trek up to N.Kinsman but all avoidable. KRT was nice and dry and rock scrambling was a breeze with the dry conditions. When you reach the throne cairn at the South summit, be sure to walk on an additional .1 mile or so for an amazing lookout.  
Name
Name: TinaTreksNE 
E-Mail
E-Mail: tnjmerritt@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-25 
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