|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH|
||Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, September 18, 2011|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Very easy |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Surprisingly dry and in great shape post-Irene |
||None- yay, fall! |
|Lost and Found:
||Wonderful 360-degree views from South Kinsman, thought I read somewhere that its views were less fine than N. Kinsman but I disagree. Great 45-degree angle view on Loon, Osceloas and beyond, as well as way into Vermont. The hubby and I debated which way up to the Kinsmans was best - Mt. Kinsman Trail vs. Fishin' Jimmy. I vote for the latter as it's more interesting and a roller coaster of ups and downs - and while the uphill is most unpleasant on the return descent back to the car, it does give the knees a break from all the braking. He voted for the former because it's got fewer steep rocky slabs.|
Lonesome Lake Trail was in great dry shape with little sign of post-Irene erosion. Fishin' Jimmy had a few slick spots on the steep slabs around the wooden stairs area midway to Kinsman Ridege Trail but was otherwise fine. KRT from junction to S. Kinsman had a few muddy spots but likewise great.
Hadn't been to hut in summer for a while, nice to see wooden decking all around to prevent erosion.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.