Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bald Peak, North Kinsman, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Bald Peak Spur, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, April 13, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking. Dirt road is not marked in any way. It’s on the left immediately after the Tamarack Tennis Camp if traveling south on 116. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A couple tricky ones but able to rock hop with boots submerged to just above soles 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn’t see any and trail is certainly manageable for a dog. 
Bugs: None to speak of. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Bare boot for the first 1.5 miles to the first big stream crossing then switched to micro spikes. Stayed in spikes until about 0.5 mile before the ridge. Postholes were mostly to the side of the trail but monorail was stable- less so on the return trip however! Happy I switched to snowshoes before the ridge. It was a mess with deep postholes. Saw 5 people today and only 2 had snowshoes. Saw a couple guys sink in to about mid-thigh or hip on the ridge and just before the ridge. Stayed in snowshoes until I got back to the Spur for Bald Peak when I switched back to spikes. Barebooted about the last two miles. Of course this will all change over the next couple days. Will probably be mostly mud to Bald Peak soon but will definitely need snowshoes up higher for awhile!  
Name: Ann 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-14 
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