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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bald Peak, North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Bald Peak Spur, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: two cars at 9:20 am on a Tuesday. Two different cars at 5:20pm 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All doable rock hops. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is clean with one or two step overs 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Met two dogs. one on leash, one not, but well behaved. Trail is manageable for an experienced dog. 
Bugs
Bugs: a few black flies 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Temperatures in the 60s-70s and a bluebird sky made for a fabulous day. Trail started out dry with a few areas of mud. No snow or ice up to Bald Peak. Highly recommend this .2 spur. Great views. Once we left the old logging road and headed up thru the dense woods, we encountered wet sections between the rocks and small patched of ice/frozen snow. At about mile 3.5, more significant sections of frozen snow slowed the pace. Microspikes went on and were beneficial to navigate the ice slabs and frozen snow. No issues with postholing. On Kinsman Ridge the snow patch was a mix of ice, frozen snow and exposed rock. The cone of North and South Kinsman is mostly snow free. The section over to South the snow pack was a lot softer with more sun exposure. The monorail was still supportive for the most part. However, with the warming temperatures this week, the snow pack will soften. At 2:30 in the afternoon, on our trip back to North the snow was mash potato-like. Moving time was 51/2 hours at a 30 min pace, total time 7 1/2 hours. Make time to sit and enjoy the views.  
Name
Name: Diane Stuart 
E-Mail
E-Mail: stucroftfarm@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-11 
Link
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