Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Was the eighth car there at 9:30 and took up the last space in the row. Could be room for a few more on the opposite side.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Ice bridged but looked a little fragile.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Nice easy trail for my Shiba (numbers 16 and 17 for her second round of the 48) 
Bugs: Snow fleas :)  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great hike to North and South Kinsman via Mt Kinsman Trail on Saturday. Blue skies and little wind. We arrived fairly late (9:30ish) and there were already seven cars in the lot. A nice trench was already broken out through the 6 - 8 inches that remained after the Tue/Wed storm. Snowshoes were the appropriate choice, there were a few folks out there today in spikes and even a few bare booters and some of them did some DEEP postholing so watch out for those. I suggest wearing your snowshoes even if it is hardpack just to prevent accidently stepping into one of those! The trail all in all is fantastic. The water crossings are iced over, the tough parts up top and between the two peaks were a piece of cake! Winter hiking is the best. This was a very enjoyable hike. There were a lot friendly folks out (we saw about 15 - 20 people) and few dogs as well.  
Name: Bean Team  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-19 
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