Kinsman Ridge Traverse - north bound - from Kinsman Notch to end of Cascade Brook Trail at I-93 thence north along the Pemi Trail to my parked car at The Basin parking area.
Spent one night on the mountain at Eliza Brook Campsite in tent on the tent pad provided. The shelter (lean-to) there is near perfect condition
This is a brutal hike with pack on back along the undulating terrain. The hike up S. Kinsman and thence down the Fishing' Jimmy Trail to the AMC Lonesome Lake Hut is particularly difficult and extremely rocky, slick wet, and mud
As Jenkins said...rainy and no visibility.
With Flanders. Hiked up to Lonesome Lake from Lafayette Campground, quick break at the hut. Took Fishin' Jimmy Trail from there. Rainy day and the water was really running on the Cascade Brook crossing. Anyone know how they fasten those blocks of wood to the rock without any visible bolt showing? Another break at the new Kinsman Pond Shelter (wow, that is 3 years old already, it looks brand new and in great shape). Could barely see to the other side of the Pond in the rain and wind. Then up to the Kinsman Ridge Trail from there, over the top of North Kinsman without realizing it. On over to South Kinsman and a viewless summit. Then back to South Kinsman. Think I found the true summit, a large pointy rock next to the trail that I tagged. Back down and another quick break at the shelter before back to the hut and another break (mostly to try to dry off as it was not cold this day). Met some thru hikers (both north and southbound)this day. Had dinner in Lincoln in a little place above a local bar (only this place and the McDonald's were open at 7 pm - what is it with this place?) where the portions were freaking HUGE. If I can find out the name, I'll post it, highly recommended.
Lost the trail on the way back and ended up in a few quagmires in the dark. Good times.
Broke trail from kinsman pond onward. Blazes at or below snow level, lost the trail repeatedly. Stiff wind covered most of my tracks within a couple of hours.
Damn camera broke on a picture perfect day! I will always remember the view from North Kinsman!!!