Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 8, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Most of the snow is gone, dry driveway 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy. All still bridged over or easy to rock hop 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Clean, no blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of well-behaved dogs today. No problems for them at all. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: one broken pole 
Comments: Trail was mostly dry for about the first mile and a half, with traces of crusty snow here and there. No traction needed until just after the first significant water crossing near to the junction for Bald Peak. Microspikes were sufficient the entire rest of the way. Trail is mostly smooth going except for a few places where people had postholed during softer, warmer conditions prior to today. Those places have since firmed up and the entire trail is rock solid, and should hold for another day or two. Same for the ice bridges, but not much longer with the warm temps arriving this week. Beautiful day to be on these peaks. Bright sun, clear blue skies, a little windy in places, especially on the south summit, and just cold enough to keep it comfortable and consistent! Grab it while the grabbin's good! Happy Trails!  
Name: Gi Jo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-08 
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