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    Default Meeting Some New Kinsmen - North and South Kinsman - 10/9/11

    We had an incredible day on Sunday hiking the Kinsmans. What a treat to get an October Indian summer day with great foliage colors and a place in the mountains with no crowds! The hiking was awesome and the views incredible. We also managed to make this into something of a loop hike and get in a couple of miles on new trails which was very worthwhile. You can read the blog post for the whole story just check out the pictures which tell it pretty well.

    Here's the blog: http://theramblingsblog.blogspot.com...north-and.html

    And here's a tiny sample of the views

    Morning breaking on the Kinsmans as we drive up


    Franconia Ridge over Lonesome Lake from North Kinsman


    Late afternoon reflections in Lonesome Lake
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    That last picture is spectacular Mark. What did you shoot it with?

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    Great report, Mark. I clearly remember feeling hugely unprepared while ascending the Fishin' Jimmy Trail last November! The views are definitely worth it though! I've also thought back to the Kinsmans several times wondering if we ever reached the "true summit" of North Kinsman. I will have to return some day and make it to the lower summit ledges...missed them last time.
    Awesome pictures and a beautiful day....thanks for sharing.

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    Beautiful photos Mark!!! Thanks for sharing.
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    Bill - Thanks for the compliment. The camera is my trusty Canon SX130is point and shoot. I'm constantly impressed by what good images the current model cheap cameras can produce. In this case it was more mother nature providing the perfect light and conditions and being lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.

    Owen - I remember reading your report last November and wondering just how steep the ledges were on Fishin' Jimmy and Kinsman Ridge. Seems like that time before they are fully snow covered and just have a bit of snow or glaze of ice would be the worst. I definitely want to get back up there in winter though. As for the true summit - I know which rock you are talking about. I tagged it and kidded Nat about maybe climbing to the top since it was clearly the highest thing around.

    Bob - Thanks. Always glad to hear that others are enjoying the journey.
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    Thank you Mark, I really enjoyed that and what beautiful pictures!!!
    How many miles did you two hike and how many hours did it take?

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    I've seen a lot of "run of the mill" photos of the Lonesome Lake view, but none like the one you posted! Beyond awesome!
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    Mark, you wrote that you used a GPS, is there a specific kind for hiking?

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