Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks The Horn, The Bulge, Mt. Cabot, NH
Trails: Unknown Pond Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Horn Spur, Bunnell Notch Trail, York Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, August 4, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Berlin Fish Hatchery gate closed at 10pm. I would call for verification if you plan to do the loop. Took us 8.5 hours to complete this loop 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail to Unknown Pond was waist high with grass and shrubs. There were no ticks as we feared walking through this for almost a 1.5 miles. I can only imagine walking this trail on a rainy day. Unknown Pond to Cabot in great shape, plan to hike the Horn as there are excellent views. No issues with the Kilkenny trail ...the walk from Cabot down to the Bunnell notch trail was in good shape. Bunnell notch trail was in good shape until the .5 miles and then the waist high grass appeared.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none 
Bugs: Very few...this is why we hike in August 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: My son lost a trail map on the intersection of Kilkenny and Bunnell Notch Trail. If found, please send me an email and I will send you my address and a postage addressed envelope.  
Comments: I would suggest that you take our route if you want to do these 3 mountains. This is a long day but
please be aware that the Bunnell notch trail is long and has a moderate descent. Bring plenty of water or
a water purifier especially on a 80 degree day. The Mt. Cabot cabin is in great shape and I posted 3 pictures of
what it looked liked with the fire tower in 1964. I hiked this mountain every year from age 8-35 and wanted to
go back to see it what it was like. Trees are a bit taller but what was expected. BTW-people are still walking up
from the Lancaster trail head...from all reports not in bad shape. You just need to find a place to park the car as
you cannot do this at the original place.  
Name: Brewster Bartlett 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-08-05 
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