Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, November 13, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was the only one 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some very muddy sections that froze up, probably could use some bog bridges to fix the issue 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Could have hut saw 0 anything 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost nothing, saw there was a green shaker bottle and 2 sets of seeing glasses on the trailhead sign 
Comments: Well, I was supposed to go out to owls head, but decided on a shorter and quicker hike heading to the kinsmans. I was not shocked that I was the only one in the parking lot when I parked around 730. I was surprised that there was no snow for about a mile and a half significant that was on trail. Once I got to the junction of bald, and there was Snow and ice going all the way up to the ridge but I was able to get traction and not slip going up without spikes. Once I hit the top of North Kinsman, I didn’t put my spikes on knowing some of the steep dissent over to South Kinsman. I made it over to South where both views were bluebird and very little amount of wind. I made it back to North expecting to see possibly one person but saw no one and headed back down the Kinsman Trail, which by the time I got down back to the parking lot. There was no one there either. Brisk and short day out .  
Name: Danielle 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-11-13 
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