Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 18, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Very easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Surprisingly dry and in great shape post-Irene 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None- yay, fall! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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.  
Name: TwinMom+1 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-09-19 
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