Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 14, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot was covered in broken branches from the entrance to the back field, use caution. Also ice-snow covered  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Lower 2 water crossings aren’t fully bridged, but easy to step over, all water crossings after that are bridged, but you can still hear water underneath! Waterfall before Bald Peak junction is encased in snow  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Oooof. If I didn’t know any better I would say a microburst occurred. Parking lot is covered in fresh pine branches, and the first two miles of trains have significant blowdowns that had to be routed around. We stopped counting after 10. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One snazzily-dressed Goldie named Toby, who was indeed a good boi, and enjoyed the attention! 
Bugs: Zilch  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost my Apple Air Pod Pros out of my bag, posted on Lost & Found in the Whites 
Comments: Serious work will need to be done for the copious amount of blowdowns, use caution! The trail is well packed out until the junction for Bald Peak (Hillsounds were fine), and then things get deeper and softer. We and 6 other smart souls opted for snowshoes…the rest of folks out there enjoyed postholes as deep as 18-20 in all the way to North Kinsman, and in some sections of the ridge between North & South. Snow squalls dumped about 2 in of fresh powder, so we tried to work that into the worst areas, but it’s a bit of a mess the last .5 miles to the AT junction, so watch your ankles!  
Name: islandgirl 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-14 
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