Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails: Lonesome Lake Trail, Hi-Cannon Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Pemi Trail, bike path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 1, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Lafayette Place (Eastside) lot. Fully plowed with a good amount of cars at midday when I started.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All notable water crossings were bridged or frozen solid.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Handful of duck under/step over blowdowns on the lower section of Kinsman Ridge Trail near the bottom of Cannon and on the stretch of the Pemi trail that starts not far from there near Profile Lake.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any but mine would have had a good time had I thought to bring her.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Did a loop over Cannon from Lafayette Place (Eastside) lot > Lonesome Lake Trail > Hi-Cannon Trail > Kinsman Ridge Trail > Pemi Trail (section next to Profile Lake) > Bike Path back to car. Brought way too many different options for traction (Snowshoes, Katoola Microspikes, and BD Crampons) and ended up in the microspikes the whole time. No issues with traction going up Hi-Cannon but you'll definitely want something. Top of the ridge was packed snow for the most part and frozen. Coming down Kinsman Ridge I was tempted to change into the crampons given all the exposed ice in the trail but it had warmed up enough that microspikes were grabbing fine. If I had gone earlier in the day I probably would have needed the crampons.

Beautiful day at the summit, almost zero wind and bright sun. Might be the nicest weather I've had up there in any season now that I think about it.  
Name: Jake 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-03-01 
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