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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 13, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking off 116 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A couple streams, but none too difficult to pass through 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The trail was relatively dry with some avoidable mud portions, all the way up until >3000ft elevation. At that point an unstable monorail began and for a bit, you could nimbly proceed or stick to the sides of it. It was a bit icy, so I would recommend light traction at least. Snow shoes are a definite no because there's simply not enough width to the monorail.

Was pleasantly surprised to only post hole once or twice the entire day. Last week I tried another approach to these mountains from the Franconia Notch parkway, via Lonesome Lake, Fishin Jimmy, etc. but the snow was so soft and I post-holed incessantly that I decided to turn back around the 3000 ft mark. Was happy that this wasn't the case today on the Mt Kinsman trail!  
Name
Name: Alex 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-13 
Link
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