Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No problems.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hoppable with rocks above the water.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A cluster of blowdowns about 2/10ths of a mile after the first crossing. One is a huge double trunk - about 20” diameter. The others are branchy and blocking the trail. Some herd paths are forming. Someone did a bit of branch trimming while I was up top but still much to do. Another branchy blowdown in line with and on the trail about 1/2 mile after the BP junction. Another biggish one within the first 1/2 mile of trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Took my misfit today. She had a blast.  
Bugs: They are out down low, especially along the muddy patches.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: n/a 
Comments: I guesstimate about 7 miles of the almost 10 mile round trip route is snow and ice free. The remainder, starting about 3300 feet, is very lumpy/uneven, sometimes stable, sometimes not, and/or narrow (some balance beam) monorail. You are setting yourself up for injury with snowshoes because it is not wide enough to safely handle those. Most of the monorail is about 6”-12” high.  
Name: thegingerhiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-05-07 
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