|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Cannon Mountain, Northeast Cannonball, North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH|
||Lonesome Lake Trail, Hi-Cannon Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Cascade Brook Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, July 20, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of room at 7:00AM at Lonesome Lake trailhead (Lafayette Campground). This lot fills up on good weekend days. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No significant crossings |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Hi-Cannon has eroded sections between Lonesome Lake Trail and Dodge Cut-Off.
Kinsman Ridge Trail has many deteriorated bog bridges in the Cannonball section. Kinsman Ridge Trail has wood staircases with one missing step, one broken step, and one wobbly step. A couple of spots on the Kinsman Ridge Trail could use some trimming although the pathway is not badly obstructed.
One wood step on Fishin' Jimmy Trail is missing.
Any tree falls caused no difficulties.
The ladder on Hi-Cannon is holding up well with minor wear on upper edges of rungs. |
||Fine for dogs as long as they are comfortable with ledges. |
|Lost and Found:
||The Kinsman Ridge Trail from Hi-Cannon trail jct and Kinsman Jct is unrefined with lots of rocks, roots, water, and mud. Even so, it is certainly acceptable for hiking.|
There are lots of ledges on both the north and south faces of North Kinsman. The trail leading to South Kinsman has an easy grade.
Fishin' Jimmy has lots of steep and wet ledges with some wood steps and chiseled foot holds in the rock.
Unfortunately, clouds blocked any views from the Cannon Mountain observation tower. The weather cleared to allow for views from Kinsman Ridge and at Lonesome Lake.
Met and chatted with many hikers today.
Three hikers inadvertently headed off on the Kinsman Ridge Trail northbound at Kinsman Jct when they intended to descend via Fishin' Jimmy. The two trails depart very close to one another at Kinsman Jct. The trail are signed correctly. However, these signs lettering do not boldly stand out so a hiker not paying close attention can easily go on a wrong trail. I redirected two hikers while I was at Kinsman Jct while the other hiker realized the error when the trail did not match expectations and a reference to All Trails revealed the misdirection.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.