Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Cannon Mountain, NH
Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 31, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty since the ski area was closed at 6 AM. A few other early birds parked with us. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: N/A 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Large blowdown within first half mile that a path in the snow goes around. Tom used the saw on a Christmas tree that was across about 3/4 mile up on our way back down. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only saw one on his way up on our descent. Trail would be good for dogs right now. 
Bugs: Not yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There’s a Nalgene bottle at the base of the trail by the “ tram is closed sign” 
Comments: Tom needed cannon this month for grid and we wanted a shorter day to get back home before he flies out for work tomorrow. This one is always good for shorter days. We decided to go for a sunrise. The trail conditions are pretty much at the best they can be for the KRT. Packed and firm snow and a little ice that’s mostly avoidable or easy with sharp spikes. We left snowshoes behind and carried full crampons instead. We didn’t need either of those, Hillsound spikes were perfect for the grippy snow conditions. Temps were in the 20s the whole hike , so trail stayed firm and no sticky snow. If you’re looking to visit cannon, get it now before snow on Thursday. There are frozen post holes which are easy to see now but under a fresh layer of powder, they will be ankle breakers. Met some Nice people on their way up today on our way out too!  
Name: Bradygirl1 & bogboy16 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-03-31 
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