Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, January 22, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Pleasantly surprised to find the entrance to lot was plowed and part of lot is also plowed. Many thanks to whoever did this! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems. All snow bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are 4 large blowdowns on MKT before the Bald Peak junction. There is one more blowdown just past Bald Peak junction. Easy to go under or around.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Perfect conditions for a winter hike. The trails were well packed down. We used microspikes from the car to the Bald Peak then switched to snowshoes as snow was a bit softer and to benefit from the televators. We kept them on all the way back to the car. Conditions on the ridge were about the best that I've ever had. Packed snow made for easy ascents and descents. We arrived at 7:45AM with only 2 other cars in the lot and didn't see anyone until we were up along the ridge. We met more people opting for late starts on our descent. Nice to run into Eric Todd Sweet, Philip C., & their friends as well as Postal Patty, Karen & Cory and others to celebrate the fabulous day.  
Name: Elizabeth 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-23 
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