KinsmanOvernight210Mar

Lea, Matt, and I returned to Kinsman Pond hut in Mar, reached it in plenty of time, and continued on to North and South Kinsman and beyond. A gorgeous day and not-too-cold night in the teens. We tested the Kinsman Pond and decided to return across it and then down the Kinsman Pond Trail. This gave Matt and me 900 minutes of exercise for the weekend, but required some painful tramping along the sideroad at the base to reach the car. I was pooped.
Lonesome Lake Inlet
Lonesome Lake Inlet
Starting out on the Kinsman Pond Overnight.
Lonesome Lake
Lonesome Lake
Approaching the Lonesome Lake Hotel, about 2 miles from trailhead
Franconia Ridge from Kinsman Ridge
Franconia Ridge from Kinsman Ridge
North Kinsman from South Kinsman
North Kinsman from South Kinsman
No flash Matt in Kinsman Pond Hut
No flash Matt in Kinsman Pond Hut
Flash Matt in Kinsman Pond Hut
Flash Matt in Kinsman Pond Hut
Lea Cooking Oatmeal
Lea Cooking Oatmeal
Matt watching Lea Cooking Oatmeal
Matt watching Lea Cooking Oatmeal
Second time to Kinsman Pond hut, Lea, Matt and I walked up the Fishin' Jimmy, then went home via the Kinsman Pond Trail. Hot oatmeal in the morning.
Fred lounging while Lea and Matt perform chores
Fred lounging while Lea and Matt perform chores
Heading Down from Kinsman Pond
Heading Down from Kinsman Pond
Stream Crossing on
Stream Crossing on