Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Bald Peak, North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Bald Peak Spur, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 28, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot was a little slushy, but no one seemed to have issues (from trucks to Subarus to small cars). 4th car in the lot at 8:30am. Completely different set of cars at 3:30pm. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Caught our first undercast today! Bald Peak was completely socked in, so I had low hopes for visibility up on the ridge. At the junction of MKT and KRT, we started to see a little sliver of sky and then realized we were above the clouds! Temps were very mild, probably hovering just below freezing. Absolutely no wind. What a treat! The undercast held the entire time we traversed to South Kinsman and back to the MKT junction, at which point we started to get socked in on the ridge.

We both spiked on the way up, and then I decided to wear snowshoes on the descent to help consolidate the snow a bit more. It wasn't exactly sidewalk conditions--it was a little softer than that.

We saw many barebooters and microspikers throughout the day. We crossed paths with Joseph from CT several times and appreciated the chats. We also encountered a large group of butt sledders (boy scout troop?) that were having a blast! Other parties included some solo adventurers (n = ~5) and pairs (n = ~5). All in all, a great day to be out with great conditions!  
Name: Remi & Ro 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-29 
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