Spring was in the air in NH which meant a couple things. Now I've read countless reports and musings about how certain crossings "could be difficult or dangerous at high water" and had never really paid much attention. Lonesome Lake 600 x 450 1024 x 768. google_ad_client = "pub-7145731690410049"; It starts from the hiker parking lot at the Tramway (easternmost parking area) and ascends 2300' in about two miles. Kinsman Ridge Trail is a trail on Gordon Pond, Gordon Pond Brook, Black Brook, Eliza Brook, and Stony Brook in White Mountain National Forest, Appalachian Mountains, NH. It took us 30 seconds to choose alternate route, and off we went. The clouds that defined this day were still present, but they could not diminish the beauty of Kinsman Pond. North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH: Trails: Mt. Washington Temp.Click pic for forecast. The terrain along this route is fun, offering some scrambles and lots of elevation gain/loss. Please go to the Instagram Feed settings page to connect an account. Mike Robinson posted the route: Today I ran Kinsman Ridge Trail from North to South and am posting my time as a current FKT at 5 Hours 4 minutes. This year the rain was particularly fierce, we had broken many of the previously held rainfall records and we were still getting showers about every other day. But the grade quickly started to increase, and we found ourselves descending a pretty steep trail that were we glad we did not have to ascend. google_cpa_choice = "CAAQxZqazgEaCMOiwb9yonQWKIHD93M"; Jan 14 | Cannon Mountain, The Cannon Balls, North Kinsman, South Kinsman, NH via Lonesome Lake Trail, Hi-Cannon Trail, Kinsman Ridge Trail, Fishin Jimmy Trail, Lonesome Lake Trail by: Marylyn Styles / newenglandtrailconditions. google_ad_format = "120x60_as_rimg"; From Lonesome Lake the summit can be reached via Fishin’ Jimmy Trail, Kinsman Pond Trail, or continuing on the Lonesome … We followed the trail around the east side of the pond and arrived at the Kinsman Pond shelter, which was deserted. New Hampshire, US. The beginning of the "Kinsman Ridge Trail" is right next to a big pile of rocks. We both commented about how beautiful this section of the trip was because the forest was thick with moss and other greenery that is rare in the Whites. Jan 12 | Sunrise at Kinsman Pond on Sunday after spending the night by: /u/Simple-Snow / reddit The north end of the trail begins at the Cannon Mountain Ski Area tramway parking lot, just off Franconia Notch Parkway. The trail crosses a bridge and heads easily uphill, soon crossing another bridge. This is a scenic hike over the Kinsmans, (NH4k) Northeast Cannon Ball (NE100) and Cannon (NH4k) Mountains. Once I got to the summit of North Kinsman I knew it was only a mile to South Kinsman and then I could turn around and head back to the car. Cross the bridge over the Pemigewasset River and head up the campground road. We're men! Coincidence? Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The hiker was identified as 60-year-old Veronica Nagle of Plymouth, New Hampshire. Contact was made with the hiking party, and it was learned that a female hiker had suffered a leg injury somewhere along their traverse of Kinsman Ridge and they were now travelling at a snail’s pace. At about 9:45 AM we hit the trail for real. The usual rocky footing and occasional granite slab slowed us down a bit, but within 30 minutes, we were at the summit North Kinsman, looking into a giant white wall of clouds. The Fishin' Jimmy Trail, from this direction, looked very comfortable at first. View from the top of Cannon Mountain We rested, ate some snacks and warmed ourselves up in the cafeteria at the top end of the tramway. From I … We were getting a little tired at this point, and there was little notable about the trail so we pretty much marched in silence. The stones that would provide an easy walk across the brook in drier conditions we now six inches under water that was moving very rapidly. From Kinsman Pond, it is an additional 0.4 miles (500 feet of elevation) up to North Kinsman. CONTACT:Lieutenant James Kneeland603-744-5470September 3, 2020 Lincoln, NH - On Wednesday September 2 at 5:15 p.m., NH Fish and Game Conservation Officers were notified of an injured hiker on the Kinsman Ridge Trail in Lincoln. Kinsman Falls Lincoln NH. google_ad_height = 60; Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Lincoln, NH – On Wednesday September 2 at 5:15 p.m., NH Fish and Game Conservation Officers were notified of an injured hiker on the Kinsman Ridge Trail in Lincoln. Turn left onto the Kinsman Ridge Trail, which is also the Appalachian Trail, and hike for 0.4 miles until you reach the summit of North Kinsman Mountain. As we left Lonesome Lake, we almost took the Cascade Brook path in the wrong direction. You're right, we suck at sticking to a plan. Despite the rough footing and very wet conditions we made it to the Kinsman Pond, now 3.6 miles into our trip, in about three hours. For this, we were met with yet another crossing, for which we were required to remove our boots once again, which we grudgingly did. The Kinsman Ridge Trail noticeably descends immediately off the summit area and drops into a thickly wooded section, but soon after the trail levels then begins its climb to South Kinsman. Retracing your steps is not as much fun as exploring new places, but in this case it worked out ok. South Kinsman is only 0.9 miles from there. The summit of North Kinsman can be found on the trail before the small spur trail to the look out. We had the option to use the same trails, or branch out and take the Fishin' Jimmy Trail (part of the AT) so we could see Lonesome Lake and the AMC Hut there. In the winter, Cannon is a great shorter … We were not interested in staying long, so we covered the .1 mile to reach the Kinsman Junction, where we ran into the first humans we'd seen since the beginning of the Basin-Cascade Trail. Another 100 feet up we saw the Rocky Glen Falls, which was stunning. Kinsman Falls have a 22′ total drop, the water source is Cascade Brook. Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts : Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction : Water Crossing Notes: Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail … The AMC White Mountain "Book Time" for this trail is 1hr 32 mins. Feeling a little energized, we moved steadily up the Kinsman Pond trail. It's not entirely clear where you need to go out of the parking lot, so we walked around a little and discovered that we needed to walk through the underpass of Route 3/93 to get to the Basin, which is where the trail begins. 37 likes. I think not.) Dome imagined bringing his son up for some fishing in a few years and I thought that sounded like a great idea. Dome was on board with my little plan, so we mirrored last year's plan by packing up his camper and heading up to the Broken Branch campground. The south end of the trail leaves NH 112 about a half mile north of the Lost River Reservation entrance. The Mount Kinsman Trailhead parking lot is located on the east side of Route 116 in Easton, New Hampshire. We chatted quickly with a nice couple (French Canadians who had brought the wrong map but hiked anyway [don't do this at home kids!]) The card helps support Fish and Game search and rescue activities. Day 104: Kinsman Ridge - 16.30 Miles - From Kinsman Notch (North Woodstock) To Franconia Notch - Slackpacked the Kinsman Ridge with Trash today. The hikers were advised to continue westward as best they could and a rescue team would meet them somewhere along the Kinsman Ridge Trail. The trail is almost parallel to the Cannon Aerial Tram.Hike up for 2 miles until you reach the summit. Without the many volunteers showing up on a rainy night, this rescue could have taken much longer. I expected the trail to be more packed than it was given the weather and location, but I only passed a little over a dozen people on the way up and there were only about a dozen people at the top. Enter your email address to receive NHFG news by email. For safe hiking tips and a list of essential gear, visit hikesafe.com. From the Lonesome Lake Hut the trail the trail is relatively flat until it crosses a small creek. Strenuous: The Kinsman Ridge Trail, which is part of the Appalachian Trail and usually takes days to complete, accesses the summit of North Kinsman, as well as South Kinsman, Cannon, and many lesser peaks. Sports & Recreation. Mt. Kinsman Ridge Trail. If you look left as you're driving into the paved parking lot, you'll see a small dirt road that has room for about 10 cars - park there. 6360 ft. The most popular route ascends via the Lonesome Lake Trail. The trail starts at the Lafayette Place Campground. Follow signs for the Tramway from I-93. A rescue team comprised of 18 volunteers from Pemi Valley Search and Rescue Team and three Conservation Officers was assembled and started in shortly after 6:30 p.m. At 8:15 p.m., the first team of rescuers reached the injured hiker 2.5 miles from the trailhead on Route 112 and determined that the injury prevented the hiker from continuing and that she would need to be carried. The AT from this end has a ton of elevation gain and then a bunch of PUDS. These posts have been tagged with Kinsman Pond Campsite Shelter NH, or are within 1.5 miles of it. There's water near by (requires treatment) and even several tent platforms within a few hundred feet. google_ad_width = 120; The lower part of the trail has been relocated and there is now off-road parking 0.2 mile east of the Franconia/Easton town line instead of roadside parking at the town line. For now, make a right, staying on the Kinsman Ridge trail that has now converged with the Appalachian Trail. An SOS alert had been received by the International Rescue Coordination Center from the west side of Mount Wolf. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to purchase a Hike Safe card at wildnh.com/safe. Like many higher ponds, this one was clear and gorgeous, long and somewhat narrow. Mount Kinsman Trail This trail runs from the Franconia-Easton town line on NH Route 116. This is the fastest route up Cannon and can be accessed from the Cannon Mountain Tramway parking area (highlighted route below). Turn right onto Kinsman Ridge Trail/Appalachian Trail and follow it for 1.9 miles. The Kinsman Ridge Trail continues through more wooded areas and traverses across the Cannon Balls toward Cannon Mountain. all news, law enforcement, outdoor recreation, CONTACT:Lieutenant James Kneeland603-744-5470September 3, 2020. The hikers were dealing with rain, wind, and dropping temperatures. Kinsman Ridge Trail. The grade increased pretty quickly as we began the summit push, but was never very tough. There's a very short diversion off the peak to a ledge overlooking Kinsman Pond, which we imagined would have some great views if we could see. We stopped frequently along the first half mile of trail to take pictures. Image courtesy of 4000footers.com. We picked the Kinsmans because of their proximity to the Broken Branch (we did Cannon last year. I know, I'm sure you were concerned. All along, we thought about what route to take back. At this point the path widens a bit and there's a white "Kinsman Ridge Trail" sign with arrows pointing in both directions. Rescuers carried through a steady rain while having to traverse many steep up and down stretches of trail, reaching the trailhead at 11:20 p.m. Trash (Bill) is a retired corporate treasurer turned Treasury agent and fraud investigator. The northern most peak known as North East Cannon Ball sits at 3,769 feet in elevation and earned its spot on the New England 100 highest peak list. Another .1 mile up we found ourselves in a very unique landscape marked by the fact that it was relatively flat and mossy. I mean tackle the other end of the Kinsman Ridge Trail. Winter Hiking Cannon Mountain. This alerted the International Rescue Coordination Center who then alerted officials in New Hampshire. TRAILS: End-to-end, Kinsman Ridge Trail is 16.9 miles long. Kinsman Pond Campsite Shelter NH Trail Conditions and Trip Reports are crowdsourced from many hiking websites across the Internet. After a quick picture and some chow, we headed back towards North Kinsman. After enjoying the views on North Kinsman, continue hiking over the summit along the Kinsman Ridge Trail for 0.9 miles where you will reach the summit of South Kinsman Mountain. From Kinsman Pond you could also take the Kinsman Ridge trail another 2.4 miles to get to the Lonesome Lake Hut. But wait, you think, the Kinsmans are not viewless! Though it takes days to hike the entirety of the Kinsman Ridge trail, numerous trails ascend to Kinsman Ridge trail, making day trips to South Kinsman possible. The Kinsman Ridge Trail itself is even less steep as it climbs towards the Lookout Tower at the top of Cannon Mountain. The recent rains had produced unusual volumes of water which were enticing to us, although not great for serious photographers according the serious photographer we met (too much white apparently). The most accessible route begins at Lonesome Lake Trail, which ascends to Lonesome Lake. Once at the lookout there is a small herd path going down, this herd path can be tricky but will give you views of Kinsman pond and the tent site. The map below shows how to get to the summit of Mount Cannon via the Kinsman Ridge Trail.. In fact, the trail and the brook became one for quite a while, which made this a tough and somewhat slow trek, especially in the high water. Cannon Mountain, NH: Trails: Kinsman Ridge Trail: Date of Hike: Saturday, January 2, 2021: Parking/Access Road Notes: Road was adequately, though not perfectly, ploughed. North Kinsman Via Mt Kinsman Trail is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Woodsville, 600 x 450 1024 x 768. When we reached North Kinsman again, the clouds cleared enough for us to get a couple quick pictures of the available views. Going Up! An SOS alert had been received by the International Rescue Coordination Center from the west side of Mount Wolf. Cannon Mountain via Kinsman Ridge Trail (solo, 2017-06-17) A nice solo hike on hot and beautiful day. and moved on to the Kinsman Ridge Trail which would take us to the peaks. We stopped for a few shots and to admire the falls (which of course were surging with storm water) before continuing up the trail. Franconia Ridge 600 x 450 1024 x 768.