Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 24, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking was moist, but not terribly muddy. Navigable with a car without problems.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Step-overs. No worries. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was in good shape. There's a couple blow-downs that will eventually want attention, but not now.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The trail is mostly fine. Micro spikes ruled the day. You're going to enjoy bare boots until about 2,500 feet, after which you'll want the spikes, unless you want to do a crazy dance all afternoon long. As I write this, the ice on the trees up top is very rapidly melting. So too is the ice on the antenna. That said, there was more than an inch thick of ice on that antenna, and when it fell off, it was in large-ish chunks. Be careful. When I left, there was still plenty up there.

Besides all that, the trail itself has a good monorail in effect. Not a whole lot of postholing, but watching your footing was essential. Melting is happening at a feverish pace. What does that mean for the conditions next weekend? Only the Shadow knows, dear listeners!

All said, it was a good day out, even if the views weren't long.

Photos and a more detailed report are on my blog, as always. Share and enjoy!  
Name: Protean Wanderer 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-25 
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