Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Hi-Cannon Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Lonesome Lake Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all are easily crossed 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Quite the Day. We went up Hi Cannon and came down Kinsman Ridge to Lonesome Lake. Hi Cannon is bare until a bit above the Dodge Cutoff, a monorail begins and spikes are needed. Above the ladder (which is bare) there was more snow, a mostly stable, tiny narrow monorail, and snow that is drifted in some places up to thigh deep and only inches in others. If you slip off the monorail, you will posthole. Trees rained down melting snow. The tower rained down ice and snow-a huge curtain nailed my backpack on the bench where I had been sitting a minute before from the antenna, and we beat tracks down after that. As Hi Cannon had felt kinda sketchy going up in microspikes, I suggested we try going down Kinsman Ridge Trail based on a 10 year old memory and the trail report from Monday. I DO NOT RECOMMEND this trail for descent right now. The snow is a lot firmer but with the steepness and the snow, it was a really sketchy descent. I suggested we turn around a few hundred feet down, but my 75 year old father wanted to continue down. Thanks, dad. Luckily neither of us had a mistep, but neither of us are too proud to slide on our butts in a stream as needed either. Lonesome Lake trail down from the col has snow the whole way to the lake and a good monorail still. The snow ended less then a quarter mile down from the lake. Saw no one all day. Snowshoes won't help you on the trail right now, that was both of our opinion later [light snowshoes would help]. Looking back I recommend Hi Cannon up and down if you go.  
Name: Blythe 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-27 
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