Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Between a half dozen and a dozen cars at 10:15am on Sunday morning. Not busy at all for a Sunday. About the same at 2:30-2:45pm when I returned.  
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: Water was low and everything was easily rock hopable. Still looks to be the case as the area didn’t really get any rain from the storm.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trails were in good shape. Mt Kinsman Trail is blazed in blue and more regularly than most trails to 4000 footers. There’s a maze of herd paths at times down low leading from private property presumably but the blaze makes it easy to know which way to go. The blaze becomes a bit less frequent as you go up the steep section past the spur to Bald Peak. Kinsman Ridge Trail is blazed in white as it’s part of the AT. Blaze is occasional. No blowdowns yesterday. Of course, there’s always erosion... and some bog bridges could be replaced in the usual muddy areas.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I saw a couple. Wouldn’t get out of my way on the trail. Owner said to go around it.  
Bugs: None  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None  
Comments: My 8th and 9th grid peaks this month out of 20 needed. I thought I was sluggish on my way up but ended up doing them in my personal best 4hr20min :) Very few people out for a Sunday in summer in the Whites.

Trails weren’t quite as wet/muddy as I thought they’d be but still some mud and wet rock. Some bog bridges could be replaced.

A very humid day and it felt pretty hot down low too starting in the low 70s and finishing in the mid 70s. A breeze up top that reminded you a storm was coming and cooler temps up there. Didn’t rain at all. Nice to chat with one man section hiking the AT.  
Name: Liam a Cooney 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-08-23 
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