Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Cannon Mountain, Northeast Cannonball, NH
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Around Lonesome Lake Trail, Basin-Cascades Trail, Pemi Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked in hiker parking at Cannon Tram- tons of space today. Free lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Bog bridges between Cannon and Fishin Jimmy are in varying stages of doom 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few today. Ours had a great time and managed things easily 
Bugs: SO MANY WEIRD FLIES at the Cannon observation tower. I work outdoors and am 100% NOT shy about bugs, and those flies were downright awful. Literally the coming of the locusts or similar, FLEE!! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 100% miserable humid death out there today. While it is no fault of the trail and/or mountains I 10/10 do not recommend this steep and fussy trail when you are already slightly mad about the weather. KRT to Cannon is (as it always is) steep AF. Never gets flatter, RUDE. Then, the cannonballs punch you again, and again, and again and the mud tries to swallow your dog in one bug gulp. The saving grace was watching people scream and run away from the big swimming leeches at lonesome lake (never gets old!!!) and we were about *this close* to crashing the wedding at the hut, but we were much too gross/covered with mud/gross flies/sweat. I plan to give this hike .5 stars on all trails, and request that "someone" do "something" about the annoying insects, humidity, and 1,500 feet of elevation gain in that pesky first mile. ;-)  
Name: Sara 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-08-21 
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