North and South Kinsman- Western Approach

Trip dates: Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Join us for a winter day hike with the goal to stand on the summits of North (4,293') and South (4,358') Kinsman mountains. Following the western approach via the Mount Kinsman and Kinsman Ridge trails we will pass some historical features including an old sugar house and an area where the Kinsman Cabin once stood. If weather permits the north summit, though wooded, offers a beautiful view of the Franconia Ridge. The round trip is 10 miles with 3,900' of elevation gain and our estimated time is 8 to 9 hours depending on weather conditions.

Trip details

Trip region: 
New Hampshire, White Mountains
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Robert Zoletti

A 4-Season Boston AMC Leader. Completed the 48 New Hampshire 4000 footers in winter and more than 170 White Mountain 4000' summits, 90 in winter. Been through the Boston AMC Winter Hiking Program. Summited glacier covered 14,410 foot Mount Rainier in June 2016 with an AMC team. Wilderness first aid certified.

Karen Hoagland

A four season leader, I have been hiking all of my life mostly in the white mountains and have some high altitude experience. I have been to Kilimanjaro up to 18,000, Everest base camp and Kala patter at 18,300, been through the AMC Winter hiking program, completed an Alpinism 1 course with AAI, have summited Mount Baker and Mount Rainier. Currently training for another trip to Rainier.

Keith Watling

Experienced 4-Season Boston AMC Leader. Completed the 48 New Hampshire 4000 footers at least twice, including once in winter, the 67 New England 4000 footers and the New England 100 Highest. Hiked across the Grand Canyon (Rim to Rim - 35 miles in 5 days) in 2009. Hiked 35 miles over 5 days in Glacier National Park in 2010. Hiked the Inca Trail in 2012. Completed 50 mile Everest Lodge to Lodge Trek in 2014.

Trip location: 
Mt. Kinsman
Hiking, Winter, North Kinsman, South Kinsman
AMC Destination: 
August Camp
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Adults (18+)


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Creation date: 
2016-11-15 16:23:28.0
Last updated: 
2016-11-17 18:21:25.017