Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Northeast Cannonball, Cannon Mountain, Mt. Liberty, Mt. Flume, NH
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail, bike path, herd path, Liberty Spring Trail, Franconia Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All low and hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: a few blowdowns on KRT from csmpsite on. Descending from Cannon there are approximately 4 blowdowns just above and below heavily eroded section. On Liberty Springs Trail between herdpath and Flume Slide intersection two well trimmed stepovers. FPA sign on ground undamaged leaned against tree. Before and after campsite a few minor blowdowns. 2 walkunders between Liberty and Flume. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none today 
Bugs: none biting black flies and couple of mosquitoes  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: found a pair of micros black labeled crampons on KRT hanging from tree coincidentally exactly where i took mine off. left at trailhead 
Comments: KRT from over the Cannonballs to Cannon a mix of bare rock,supportive/degrading monorail and ice.It appeared that man nor moose could pass thru without a few postholes but overall travel was fast. micros were fine today with the exception of an area with ice bulges approx .6 before the summit of Cannon which was a little tricky but ice was tacky. bareboots on Cannon down till just passed viewpoint until "kitty litter" section. LST bareboots mostly bareground until FPA sign than micros forward on the nicest stretch of emerging monorail ive seen lately. it was nice chatting with many including the hiker on the summit of Mt Liberty before heading to Flume. Returned to Liberty for a spectacular sunset  
Name: scottb 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-11 
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