Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails: Cascade Brook Trail, Fishin' Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Kinsman Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, July 30, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked at the Flume visitor center and walk .9 miles up the bike path. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: We were able to rock hop them all 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There were two blowdowns on Cascade brook trail. One and easy crawl over\under. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Except for the ridge there was lots of water 
Bugs: None!!! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Basin-Cascade trail has a reroute down toward the bottom from a bridge being washed out. Our route was straight forward except for one crossing that seems to have trails going everywhere at the brook. It must be more difficult in high water.

Fishin' Jimmy was wet but not as slippery as I remember. My first trip to the new shelter. It looks very nice. A few thru hikers there waiting out the weather. The ridge was is good shape and was quite busy.

The Kinsman Pond Trail had some slippery bog bridges and mossy rocks that required great care yesterday. It also has significant sections that are running water. That said, it is one of the greenest trails with dozens of steamlets and big beds of moss. Thanks to Ali for indulging my redlining.  
Name: TimC 
E-Mail: tjcharboneau(at) 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-07-30 
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