Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 4, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues parking at 8:30, trail parking was full when we came out at 2 and had spilled into the road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Totally PG!  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The trail is impeccable. Nice work over the summer from trail steward Bruce kept the muddy parts from becoming morassses. No blowdowns to speak of.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw tons of happy doggos! Not sure how they all did on the ice, but they looked fine when we saw them  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Beautiful day on the Kinsmans! It was cloudy all day, and pretty warm when we started. We experienced dry, leaf covered trail until about the last mile, when things started to get significantly icy. We saw a significant steep ice covered rocks and floes through to South Kinsman, where we saw more crunchy snow and less sheets of ice. The huge boulders and slabs in between North and South Kinsman were all almost completely dry, which was awesome. Other than that, trees were snow and ice covered, and things were starting to look a little bit like Christmas! Beautiful day on the Kinsmans, despite the clouds!  
Name: Elizabeth  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-11-04 
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