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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks The Horn, The Bulge, Mt. Cabot, NH
Trails
Trails: Unknown Pond Trail, Unknown Pond, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Horn Spur, Bunnell Notch Trail, York Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 22, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Paved and somewhat sanded. York Pond Road not sanded, so drive carefully. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The numerous crossings were, for the most part, straightforward, save a few that required some care. Recent warmer weather is compromising some of the previous ice bridges, so be careful! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Middle/upper sections of the Unknown Pond trail need some brushing. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Small child's hiking shoe left at the Unknown Pond Trail kiosk, sitting high up above the map on the left - may have been there for some time. 
 
Comments
Comments: Overcast day, temps above freezing under about 2900' yielded damp conditions, with periods of very light drizzle. Felt like Spring in many ways. Above 3000', snow was more fluffy. The group of us 10 Randomites (meetup group) broke out the Unknown Pond Trail up to the pond, and the Kilkenny Ridge Trail from there to the Cabot summit (plus the Horn spur path). The more popular route from York Pond Trail to Bunnell Notch Trail, and Kilkenny Ridge over to Cabot was already well broken-out. So, for you Winter NE100 seekers: go for the Horn/Bulge! [photo gallery link will work later on tonight, January 22, so stay tuned]  
Name
Name: Erik Bertrand 
E-Mail
E-Mail: erik@bertpc.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-01-22 
Link
Link: http://www.facebook.com/erikbertrand/media_set?set=a.10153600978399567.1073741879.570654566&type=3 
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