Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Kinsman, North Kinsman, NH
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail, Reel Brook Trail, Gordon Pond Trail, Mt. Kinsman Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: One tree precariously leaning on Reel Brook Road about .3 in from 116. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings are flowing and higher than usual, but safely crossed by this short hiker who often prefers to walk-through rather than rock hop. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns throughout requiring walk-arounds. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Minor, non-biting 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This is an amalgamated post, combining 5/15 with today, 5/17. This post is written primarily to inform the reader than Kinsman Ridge Trail, while very wet and muddy (in spots) is mostly snow free - all snow is located north of Eliza Brook shelter and south of North Kinsman with ZERO on the south side of South Kinsman. Snow/monorail is stable and there is not much of it. Gordon Pond and Reel Brook were a wee bit different than when I was on them earlier this month, with the rain "and all". The cascade on Reel Brook was passable about 15m up from the actual crossing. A delightful amount of mud - not too much, not too little. Be sure to check out the flume spur on Mt Kinsman Trail. Didn't bother with Bald Peak, having been there before.  
Name: The_Mismatched Hiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-17 
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