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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cabot (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Unknown Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Mill Brook Road open, small parking area just ahead of the Unknown Pond Trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Our planned route began at the Unknown Pond Trailhead off Mill Brook Road, up to the summit of Cabot via the Kilkenney Ridge Trail, continuing down to the Bunnell Notch Trail, and back to the Unknown Pond Trail to finish. We hiked along a mostly dry trail for the first 1 1/2 miles or so before snow patches begun, turning to full drifts quickly. We had spikes with us and snowshoes, which we waffled on bringing and ultimately left in the car. We postholed to Unknown Pond before calling it a day. The trail is not well trafficked and hard to follow at times. We ran into several other parties who also didn't bring snowshoes and decided to turn back (great meet you, Sean and Ethan!). Snowshoes are absolutely necessary and I'd recommend spikes as well, but it's slow going overall with some muddy spots and soggy spring conditions.  
Name
Name: Jen Johnston 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jenjohnstondesign@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-05-01 
Link
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