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lauren
01-04-2005, 11:27 AM
we are looking to hike kinsmans and cannon next week. anyone been out that way recently that can offer conditions or trail/route advice given current conditions.

sli74
01-04-2005, 11:32 AM
I hiked both the Kinsmans and Cannon this past weekend and all I can say is CRAMPONS !!!! Ice, Ice, Ice . . . everywhere, particularly on Fishin' Jimmy . . . I saw a couple of folks with traction other than crampons but if you ask me, those frozen waterfalls practically require crampons. There is snow to some extent or another from the start and all of it is packed so barring a major dumping of snow between now and when you hike, snowshoes won't be required . . .

We hiked Cannon from the Hut via Around the Lake, Lonesome Lake and Kinsman Ridge Trails and hiked the Kinsmans via Fishin' Jimmy/Appalachian Trail . . .

Let me know if you need any other info . . .

sli74