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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Wolf, South Kinsman, North Kinsman, NH
Trails
Trails: Beaver Brook Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 9, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues the crossing at Eliza Brook shelter was flowing nicely but definitely rock walkable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Extensive blowdowns on KRT from Rt 112 North. a few notables are large birch stepover.3 up. at 1 miles large low walkunder. at 2 miles a stepover and walkunder shortly after. 1000 feet before mt wolf crawlunder as well a walkaround blowdown just after Mt Wolf. Blowdowns continue throughout until the ledge scrambles. From S Kinsman to Campsite in great shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none today 
Bugs
Bugs: not biting 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a pair of soiled shorts on a tree stump. i didnt have enough room to bag and carry out.. 
 
Comments
Comments: After a stopover at Beaver Brook campsite i descended over a mix of monorail,tacky ice and bare rock. Micros were fine with caution. there were a couple of other spots where light crampons wouldve been useful possibly. KRT started out with dry ground with off and on remaining snow. shorty above Gordon Pond Trail intersection began an extremely tough hike with pick your posthole to walk in or make your own often times knee deep or occasionally hip deep. snowshoes wouldnt have been useful due to current trail conditions. the path to Mt Wolf while still postholed was a welcome reprieve albeit temporary. Signed the log and canister(jar) is intact. this type 2 fun continued until about 1 mile before Eliza Brook Campsite. Campsite looked in great order. Crossed over and the fun continued until the scrambles. Despite tough conditions this was an incredible hike to view several cascades and water features.From S Kinsman to the Kinsman Campsite was a mix of bare rock, and softening but still supportive monorail. It was very nice chatting with the hiker that was crossing the Eliza Brook. Best of luck on your SoBo thru hike!  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-10 
Link
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