Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Hi-Cannon Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Pemi Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, September 8, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Lafayette Place. 
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: None of any significance. First footbridge on Lonesome Lake Trail broken and sagging, but easily avoided. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Both trails on Cannon need significant work. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dogs are now prohibited from being within 300 or so feet of the summit lodge. If you wish to buy a coffee or use the restroom, you'll have to leave your dog on the Kinsman Ridge Trail. Courtesy your tax dollars. 
Bugs: Minimal 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: While the trails down low (Lonesome Lake, Pemi Trail), were generally in good shape, the trails up Cannon are an embarassment to the state park system. Unmitigated erosion, missing signs (including the remains of a temporary paper sign at the Dodge Cutoff junction that's been there for years, barely held in place by pushpins), large mudbogs, herd paths all over the place, and very brushy corridors (quite a few areas of 6" wide airway on Hi-Cannon).  
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail: rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-09-08 
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