Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 5, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was reasonably full and when people park smart (as they did today) can hold 20 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were at a level that were easy to cross on rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing of major concern. Trail maintainer (who does a fantastic job) was already out cleaning water bars down low as we descended. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: All we saw today seemed to be having a good time. 
Bugs: They were out when we stopped to chat with the trail maintainer. Nothing higher...YET 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great day out. Bare boots until about 3300' when the ice became unavoidable. Ice had no snow on it after the rains and was solid. Spikes were fine as long as reasonably sharp. Kinsman Ridge was in excellent shape. No monorail yet but the trail was hard packed snow and made for a quick trip. Usual rock faces were free of snow. Coming back down on Mt. Kinsman Trail the ice had softened a bit which made for safer, easier travel.  
Name: KRobi 
E-Mail: robisho at comcast dot net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-05 
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