Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, Bald Peak, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Bald Peak Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 31, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: It was slick and a bit challenging, absolutely would not have made it across any of them if I didn’t have poles (I am quite short, however). Last crossing I went downstream by about 25 feet to cross. I did get across using rocks and crampons/spikes made it much better. Waterproof boots were also helpful  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dog did great, ice flows are avoidable for athletic dogs. Crossings would probably be tougher for a med or small size dog if not careful  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Two different worlds right now from the trailhead vs about 1.5miles in. Dry smooth trail to start some mud with first but avoidable , spikes are helpful for all 3 water crossings if your rock hopping and not wading. Mix of ice and snow, spikes or crampons needed for areas as you near 3000 feet (wore them sooner myself on the way up and took off after the final water crossing).  
Name: Bay 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-12-31 
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