Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Unknown Pond Peak, The Horn, The Bulge, Mt. Cabot, NH
Trails: Unknown Pond Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Horn Spur, Bunnell Notch Trail, York Pond Trail, bushwhacks
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 8, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Hatchery gate was opened at 7:30 AM (though one could unhook it prior if necessary) and was still open just prior to 4 PM. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Signpost at Kilkenny-Bunnell Notch junction (ie to go to North Terrace) has fallen down and was in woods. Propped it up to make it visible. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Plenty of water on Bunnell Notch and Unknown Pond Trails, but good idea to carry water for Kilkenny Ridge Trail stretch. Scrambles to the Horn may be a bit tough for some dogs. 
Bugs: May have been a mosquito or two, but virtually no bugs. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Unknown Pond Trail had some muddy sections, but generally in good shape (though a bit overgrown in places). Took Kilkenny Ridge Trail east past height of land, then bushwhacked to Unknown Pond Peak in a very nice birch glade all the way to the cannister. In general, Kilkenny Ridge Trail was fairly dry from this section all the way to the Bulge. A bit muddy in Bulge-Cabot col, but not too bad. Horn Spur and scrambles were dry. Bushwhacked to the talus field on side of Cabot - tremendous views. Bunnell Notch Trail was muddy in spots. Logging road portion was recently brushhogged and fairly dry.  
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail: rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-08-08 
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