Forums 2019 Flags on the 48 2019 Trips & Routes North Kinsman

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  • cheinselman
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    The plan is as follows:

    Meet: Lonesome Lake Hut.

    When: 8:15 a.m. on September 14, 2019, time to hike to summit is 2 1/2 – 3 hours based on everyone’s unique speed (I’m not quick and like to stop and look)

    Route: Fishin’ Jimmy Trail; Kinsman Junction ; Kinsman Ridge to North Summit

    Distance: Approximately 2.6 miles from Lonesome Lake Hut

    Elevation Gain: Approximately 1530 feet from the hut ; 2530 from the parking lot

    Parking: Limited parking in Franconia Notch, so come early to get space or be prepared to park and walk a bit. Lafayette Campground Parking, Falling Waters, Cannon Lot, etc.

    How to Find: I’m easy to spot plus a sign will be on my pack. I wear an older wool fedora type hat.

    Flag & Pole: A 15-20 foot segmented pole will be brought, it flew on South Hancock in 2018 well with a standard size flag. I can carry it, but do not mind sharing the load either! If anyone wants to bring a baked treat those go over well too for everyone involved. If you have other requests, by all means voice it out.

    Feel free to reach out via e-mail at, text 603-831-8740 or through here. We can figure out more details as the next month passes.

    Thank you Craig

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