Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman , NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, January 18, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was unplowed and about 6-8" deep. We made it ok in a minivan but lower vehicles might have issues 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All fully snow bridged  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The smaller blow downs on the first mile of the trail have been cleared, but there are a few massive ones further in that can be ducked under or gone around 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The first half mile or so had been tracked out by trail maintainers clearing the blowdowns. After that we were only the second set of snowshoes out since the storm. There was about 6-8" or powder up to the ridge where it increased to about 12". We met the trailbreaker at north kinsman where he turned back down. The KRT to South was totally untouched so we became the trail breakers a this point. It wasn't to difficult that ks to the solid base just under the new snow. Heading back the same way, we packed it down into a nice looking snowshoe track. It's packed out now but still soft and will take some more traffic to become hard packed. No ice to speak of at any point, the snow has covered everything.  
Name: Ross 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-19 
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