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Tar Heel
05-05-2009, 09:57 PM
Dad, 2 friends, and I were thinking of hiking Cannon Saturday by way of Lonesome Lake. Does anyone know the conditions there? is it very muddy, still snow, what kind of traction if there is snow, and any sign of black flies yet? any thoughts or suggestions would be much appreciated. thanks :)

TrishandAlex
05-06-2009, 06:36 AM
Tar Heel,

The website Views From the Top has a trail conditions page. I noticed they don't have a recent one of Cannon from Lonesome Lake, but they do of Cannon via the Kinsman Ridge trail. Click on the link and scroll down.

http://www.viewsfromthetop.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=13

By looking at the other trail conditions of other 4Ks, maybe you can get a general idea of what you'll encounter. I would bet the trails are dry near the bottom, and still snowy (rotting, soft snow) from 3000 feet up. I'd bring the snowshoes and microspikes (or equivalent).

As far as black flies, last weekend they were out but not too bad..yet.