Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 2, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hoppable, boots and socks stayed dry. However, levels were slightly higher on the way down. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Leaner/walk under/step overs at 4/10ths before SK summit, then 4/10ths, 6/10ths, and 1 mile below KRT. Another just a few yards from the Bald Peak junction heading towards KRT. Several sections of a fallen birch (white bark) in the trail at about 3/10ths from the Bald Peak junction heading towards KRT - too heavy for me push out of the way. All trees 8” or less in trunk diameter. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw two well behaved standard poodles. 
Bugs: Black flies. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A black water bottle with gray cap on KRT between MKT and NK - I put it at the trailhead next to a cranberry colored bandana. 
Comments: Patches of white ice and ice flows began at about 2900 feet/2.7 miles. At about 3100 feet it became consistent enough for traction. Because of above freezing temps the surface had good bite and I used beater Hillsound’s from there to SK and back. Close to KRT and over to SK is like 99% spring snow over packed white ice, solid enough not to post hole today. The scrambles after NK were clear of snow and ice but were wet. Some disgusting human left a double deuce on the trail between MKT and NK. Pig.  
Name: thegingerhiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-02 
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