Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 21, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A couple that are rock hoppable  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A blowdown that is easy to step under within the first 2 miles 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Several dogs on trial today. They seemed to enjoy it 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Yaktrax at the trailhead.  
Comments: Pretty much everything. Trail was dry until about a mile in. There’s water running down a short section of the trail with ankle deep mud in parts. After that it’s pretty dry until about 2500 ft (consistently coniferous). From here, there was a section of inconsistent ice up until ~2700ft. And I’m pretty sure I heard a turkey out there. At some point I gave up putting on and taking off my microspikes. From there until 3000 ft there’s an icy monorail. From 3000ft and up it becomes a mix of hard packed snow and monorail with a ton of postholes/very uneven trail. About 3300ft it’s consistent hard pack over a layer of ice to the ridge. The ridge is doable with microspikes. My snowshoes took a ride. There are some sections of ice, but there are plenty of places to put your feet. South kinsman was relatively free of snow/ice.  
Name: Trailmix 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-04-21 
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