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Trail Conditions

Trip Log


Bald Peak
Easton, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Mt. Kinsman Trail
The Mt. Kinsman Trail

Route: Mt. Kinsman Trail, Bald Knob Spur

Half an inch to an inch of powder on top of a well packed snowshoe base. Very little snow along the first portion (ie the re-route) of the trail - maybe 2-4 inches. A little boney. Depths increased to about half a foot when rejoining the original trail (ie near the sugar house). Some low angle blue ice in the vicinity of the second water crossing.

If only going to Bald Peak, light traction would probably suffice for now. I wore snowshoes roundtrip and was happy with that choice, aside from a few boney areas near the trailhead.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Bald Peak
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Parking Elevation: 1,060'
Destination: Bald Peak
Time Elapsed: 01:04
Trailhead Elevation: 1,060'
Summit Elevation: 2,470'
Distance: 2.3 miles
Vertical Gain: 1,495'
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:22
Hike Distance: 4.6 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,580'

The Mt. Kinsman Trail trailhead
The Mt. Kinsman Trail trailhead

North Kinsman as seen from Bald Peak - Click to enlarge
North Kinsman as seen from Bald Peak

The sunset as seen from Bald Peak - Click to enlarge
The sunset as seen from Bald Peak

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 112 West from Lincoln to Route 116 North. The short road to the Mt. Kinsman Trail trailhead and parking area will eventually be on the right, just before Tamarack Camp. In winter 2013-14, the parking lot was plowed.

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