|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Kinsman, South Kinsman, Northeast Cannonball, Cannon Mountain, NH|
||Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, July 24, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dropped off one of our group members (and our backpacks) at the Old Bridle Path parking lot and they walked through the tunnel under the highway to Lafayette Place parking area. Parked the car at the Cannon tram parking lot and rode a bike down the bike path to Lafayette Place campground. There’s a bike rack outside the campground store that we chained the bike up to for the day. |
||Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Easy to rock hop |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Saw quite a few dogs on the Kinsmans, but none on the Cannonballs. One pup heading up Cannon in the evening as we were descending. |
||Thankfully, none! |
|Lost and Found:
||There was a grey-ish brown canvas-looking bag hanging from a tree on the scrambles heading up to Cannon after the Cannonballs. It had some writing in marker on it (though we forget exactly what it said now). ||
||Mud was the theme of the day today!|
Lonesome Lake Trail was fairly busy this morning with folks heading up and down. Quick stop at the hut for some vegan chocolate cake. I think the only folks we saw on Fishin Jimmy were thru hikers. A bit of mud, wet rocks, and wet roots on FJT, but nothing too bad. Only recall one section of FJT that had water running down the trail.
Kinsman Ridge Trail from Kinsman Junction and between the Kinsmans was busy with lots of hikers and rather muddy, but the mud didn’t compare to what we encountered on the Cannonballs.
Deep mud in spots on the Cannonballs that required you to step carefully so as not to submerge your entire boot. Luckily, there were logs, bog bridges, rocks, and branches to step on. The scramble section of Kinsman Ridge Trail after the junction with Lonesome Lake Trail was fairly dry, to our surprise. Saw a few groups of hikers coming down the scrambles as we were going up.
Had the summit of Cannon to ourselves, since it was after the tram stopped running for the day. A fairly quiet descent off Cannon - only ran into 4 groups. Kinsman Ridge Trail coming down Cannon had some wet rocks, mud, and a little running water in spots. With good boots and a little caution, you’ll be fine.
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.