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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks South Kinsman, North Kinsman, Harrington Pond, NH
Trails
Trails: Reel Brook Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Mt. Kinsman Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: My BLOG (see link at end of report) has some photos taken from this hike.



REEL BROOK TRAIL: The trail is generally in good condition. All the water crossings were very doable. There are a few blowdowns, but all are easily negotiated in one manner or another. The upper portion of the trail could use some brushing. There are muddy spots here and there, but none present any real issues.



KINSMAN RIDGE TRAIL (from Reel Brook Trail to Mt. Kinsman Trail): Overall, things were in pretty good shape. There were no blowdowns that I can recall, and the trail was well brushed out. The only real issue was a huge (and deep) muddy area on the south side of Harrington Pond. Unless you are willing to sink to unknown depths, you might find it more convenient to go off the trail for a short distance in order to work around this spot.



MT. KINSMAN TRAIL: This trail was also in good shape, aside from some of the usual muddy spots which presented no real issues.  
Name
Name: 1HappyHiker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: randonneur8 AT yahoo DOT com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-08-24 
Link
Link: http://1happyhiker.blogspot.com/2011/08/reel-good-approach-route-to-kinsmans.html 
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