|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH|
||Mt. Kinsman Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, May 13, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking off 116 |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||A couple streams, but none too difficult to pass through |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||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!
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.