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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at trailhead off 116. About 6 vehicles smartly parked on our arrival with room for several more. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Mount kinsman trail is one of the best maintained trails in the whites. Nothing of note to report.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw lots, mostly heading to Bald peak. I only saw one near the summit of north.  
Bugs
Bugs: Unfortunately, the black flies were back. Only a few biting but all trying to fly into my eyes and ears. Used the Bondcliff bug spray to keep them away. Got to be less of them as I ascended higher. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: First hot hiking day of 2022, already missing cooler temps for sure. Trail was mostly dry to Bald peak junction. Continued to be dry until about 0.5 mile up from there. Some mud and then patchy ice till the KRT junction. I put on the rock spikes here and it made the ridge trail to north much easier. Trail went dry again partway to South then monorail and some snow appeared when ascending to South peak. I saw a few deep postholes off to the side of the monorail. I don’t think the snow and ice will last much longer if we keep with warm days and the rain that’s predicted to come through. I was glad to have my spikes though on this trip. I think they will stay in the pack for another week or two. Trilliums are blooming down on the lower sections and I saw my first snake.  
Name
Name: Bradygirl1  
E-Mail
E-Mail: Sperry66@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-15 
Link
Link: https:// 
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