Kinsman Mountain

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Kinsman Mountain (South Peak)
Kinsman from Flume 2017.jpg
Kinsman as seen from Mount Flume. South Peak is to the left.
Highest point
Elevation4,358 ft (1,328 m)
Prominence2,240 ft (680 m)
ListingWhite Mountain 4000-footers
#20 New England Fifty Finest
Coordinates44°7.38′N 71°44.20′W / 44.12300°N 71.73667°W / 44.12300; -71.73667Coordinates: 44°7.38′N 71°44.20′W / 44.12300°N 71.73667°W / 44.12300; -71.73667
LocationGrafton County, New Hampshire, U.S.
Parent rangeKinsman Range
Topo mapUSGS Lincoln
Kinsman Mountain (North Peak)
North Peak of Kinsman Mountain.jpg
North Peak of Kinsman, overlooking Kinsman Pond
Highest point
Elevation4,293 ft (1,309 m)
Prominence275 ft (84 m)
ListingWhite Mountain 4000-footers
Coordinates44°7.99′N 71°44.21′W / 44.13317°N 71.73683°W / 44.13317; -71.73683
Topo mapUSGS Franconia

Kinsman Mountain is a mountain located in Grafton County, New Hampshire. It is named after Nathan Kinsman, an early resident of Easton, New Hampshire, and is part of the Kinsman Range of the White Mountains. To the northeast, Kinsman is connected by The Cannon Balls ridge to Cannon Mountain.

The west side of Kinsman drains into Reel and Slide Brooks, thence into the Ham Branch of the Gale River, the Gale River, Ammonoosuc River, Connecticut River, and into Long Island Sound in Connecticut. The east side drains into Cascade Brook, thence into the Pemigewasset River, the Merrimack River, and into the Gulf of Maine in Massachusetts. The south face drains into Eliza Brook, thence into Harvard Brook, another tributary of the Pemigewasset.

The Appalachian Mountain Club considers both North and South Kinsman to be "four-thousand footers" because the divide between them gives the former more than 200 ft (61 m) of topographic prominence. South Kinsman is the sixth most prominent of the White Mountains, because it is the highest point between Franconia Notch and Kinsman Notch.

Hikers climbing North Kinsman Mountain, when reaching the viewless summit, should be sure to take a short bushwhack east to steep granite ledges falling off to Kinsman Pond and offering views of Cannon Mountain, South Kinsman, Franconia Ridge, and Lonesome Lake.

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External links[edit]

  • "South Peak Kinsman Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  • "North Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  • "Kinsman Mountain, New Hampshire".
  • "Kinsman Mountain, North and South".
  • South Kinsman.