KinsmanHikeFeb2009

8am15Feb2009LonesomeLakeTrailhead
8am15Feb2009LonesomeLakeTrailhead
After slight false start down the road, we are off to Lonesome Lake and beyond.
Atop South Kinsman Peak
Atop South Kinsman Peak
We reached the second peak at 11am. Trails well packed.
Doug in a fix
Doug in a fix
Trails generally well packed, except occasional post holes.
Snack along Kinsman Ridge
Snack along Kinsman Ridge
First known use of pistachios in winter hiking
On Kinsman Ridge
On Kinsman Ridge
Knoll #3 along Kinsman RIdge. Still smiling.
Nearing Final Knoll on Kinsman RIdge
Nearing Final Knoll on Kinsman RIdge
Fred is tired. Stop for snack. Soon we'll be shooting downhill on our butts.
Sun! Near Lonesome Lake
Sun! Near Lonesome Lake
The clouds thinned a few times earlier, but this was late afternoon sun.
Kinsman Hike Locale
Kinsman Hike Locale
South Kinsman, Kinsman Ridge, Lonesome Lake Trail. 10 miles. Snow-packed trails. 7.5 hours.