Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked in Mt Kinsman Trail trailhead lot. I do not believe they plow this lot, but it was packed down from vehicle traffic (and this has been my experience every time I park here in winter). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All solid snow bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good condition. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: My pup had a blast as always :) Crossed paths with 5 other pups, all enjoying the morning. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost nothing found. 
Comments: I originally planned to start in showshoes, and then a friend who did this route yesterday confirmed that starting bare boot or spikes would be fine. I usually do not like to change out traction, so thought about starting in shoes anyway...but with the cold temps and the report that I received, I thought maybe spikes would be fine for the entire out and back (rolling the dice here, because typically I would expect to need my shoes on the ridge based on the recent weather, and Saturday's conditions). I started in spikes and carried the shoes on my pack. The trail was packed solid the entire way, and the shoes went for a ride today! Trail conditions were sweet! Crossed paths with about 7 others, most in snowshoes, one in spikes, and on my final descent there was a group of about 8 and I believe they were all in spikes.  
Name: Marylyn Styles 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-19 
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