Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 5, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parked at Tram; the hiker lot is not plowed, as previously reported; three cars were in the hiker lot; more at the Tram 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: n/a 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: in great shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: should be fine; didn't see any this morning 
Bugs: nope 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: nothing 
Comments: Cannon Mtn
Cannon Mtn Trail

approx. 1in of fresh snow fell overnight, covering up the ice along the trail nicely; I put on spikes at some point during the ascent; somewhere in the lower half of the trail and kept them on til the end; the fresh snow really helped with the trail being less slippery; I was the first one passed the vista point and the 'trail breaking' really was not breaking; 1in or so of powder; it was easy to walk through; carefully finding footing in the few rocky sections, but otherwise no problem; the steps to the tower are the 'fun part'--snow/ice frozen on them; as one other trail report said, "whee" as you glide them back down :) ; met 9 hikers total on the descend; still enough snow on the slabs that I could easily get down; several of us were carrying crampons in case there wouldn't be much snow on the ice and spikes would't be enough; no need to carry snowshoes yet
while there were only peekaboo views this morning, there was no wind and the trail was a gorgeous snowy winter wonderland  
Name: Green skirt 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-12-05 
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