Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, Northeast Cannonball, Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 7, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Still easily crossed  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few minor blowdowns on Kinsman Ridge trail that will need saw work 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a 2 different dogs out that were off the leash and came charging at me barking with no owner in sight! please leash your dog so you don't scare other hikers or have your dog hurt by a scared hiker trying to defend themselves from a biting barking dog 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The trails were barely supportive enough for spikes(snowshoes got a free ride today), step an inch or two off the hard pack and you risk postholing 2 or 3 feet down. Ice is starting to show in the steep sections on Fishing Jimmy and Kinsman Ridge trail heading up towards Cannon. The section of trail going over the Cannon Balls was lightly used and foot placement was critical to not pop thru. On the way out things were softening up and getting greasy. I don't imagine these conditions will last much longer and snowshoes will become a necessity to avoid postholing and ruining the fragile base...just saying  
Name: Bluecollar4khiker  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-07 
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